A Parent’s Guide To Accelerated Reader (AR)

To search for a book and check its point value, click HERE for the AR Book Find link and follow the prompts.

1st 9 weeks 2nd 9 weeks 3rd 9 weeks 4th 9 weeks 1st Grade 6 points 7 points 8 points 9 points 2nd Grade 7 points 8 points 9 points 10 points 3rd Grade 8 points 9 points 10 points 11 points 4th Grade 9 points 10 points 11 points 12 points AR Deadlines Last Day to Take AR Quizzes Oct. 8, 2014 Dec. 15, 2014 March 5, 2015 May 13, 2015

FRA is building a lifelong love of reading and learning through Accelerated Reader! Students in grades 1 – 4 will participate in AR. The Accelerated Reader program is designed to get students excited about books. AR helps focus attention on the careful reading of books, which improves students’ critical-thinking skills and builds an intrinsic love of reading.

This guide is designed to answer some of your questions about AR. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, FRA Media Specialist or visit the Accelerated Reader web site at

Reading Success is as Easy as 1-2-3 with AR

Your Child Reads a Book. Students choose their own books at their appropriate reading level and read them at their own pace. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. Visit to search for available titles.

Your Child Takes a Quiz. Accelerated Reader Enterprise offers more than 125,000 quizzes to help motivate and monitor your child’s reading performance and vocabulary growth.

You Get Information. You get immediate feedback on the reading progress of your child.

The Goal of AR:

The goal of AR is COMPREHENSION. The main objective is for students to score 80% or higher on each quiz. Meeting this goal has significant impact on students’ reading growth.

Secondary goals are accumulating points and increasing reading levels.

Parental Involvement with Renaissance Home Connect

With the new Renaissance Home Connect, parents can stay involved by logging on from their home computer. Students and parents can:

✓ Conduct book searches using
✓ View results on AR quizzes View number of books read, words read, and quizzes passed
✓ See progress toward reading goals
✓ And much, much more!

Contact our media specialist at for access & instructions