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AR Support PAGE

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What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader is a web based program that is designed to encourage reading practice. The program is designed to be part of our existing reading program.

SCASD 's AR Website, Teachers will need to use their staff override to access this site.

Renaissance Place's has a wonderful help section. It also has a realtime chat support.

How Does AR Work?

After determining the student reading level through a diagnostic test (Star Reading Test), students will select and read books that have been marked with a reading level at or close to the student's reading level. After reading each book, students will take a short quiz and will earn points based on the number of pages read. Teachers set goals for the number of books that should be read in a year and for the number of points earned by each student.

Can Students Take AR Quizzes from Home?

No. AR has told us that students are not permitted to take quizzes from home since the quiz environment would not be the same as the school environment which is monitored by the teacher.


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AR Tutorials & Common Questions

Can I Delete a Quiz Score to Allow a Student to Retake a Quiz?

Yes. Sometimes a student mistakenly takes a quiz, or "someone" accidentally takes a quiz for a student.

In either case you will need to delete this record from their account.

Under the Accelerated Reader tab click on Class Record Books > Reading Practice Quizzes. Click on the student's name. Find the appropriate quiz record in the list (you may need use the student quiz search tool on the left) and click Delete.

Clearing a locked out account in AR: Sometimes students get locked out of AR. Under your teacher account, Click on Personnel, Students, and Parents. On the next page click on the link for Clear Locked Students. You will find your student on this page, click the clear button.

Watch the Tutorial Video on Clearing Locked Students

How Can I Print a Class List?

1. On the Renaissance Place home page, click Reports under the Accelerated Reader section of the page.

2. Click School Management.

3. Click Student Information Report.

4. Select any options that you wish to include in the report and click View Report. The report will open in Adobe Reader.

Monitor Password

If your student accidentally starts a quiz that you wish to exit them from, please enter the monitor password. (Forget this password? Call the tech office #7310)

How Can I Disable the Monitor Password?

To avoid entering the monitor password (admin) for every student before they can access the Star Reading assessment, complete the following steps.

1. Log in to Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Place.

2. Under Star Reading click Preferences.

3. Select your class name from the Class drop down menu.

4. Click Testing Password.

5. Remove the check from Monitor.

6. Click Save.

Which Report Should I Run?

Diagnostic - Reading Practice - found under AR Reading Practice report. AR recommends running this report every week to monitor student progress and to identify potential problem areas for each student.

Directions for running diagnostic report

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Accelerate Reader: Reading Practice, Student Record – lists all AR quizzes taken with quiz info and results. Click the page break option to have the results printed one student only per page.





Where Can I Find More Help?


The live chat service provides the fastest response. Use it any time you have an AR question or problem. You can also ask your tech lead teacher.




Where Can I Find Training Resources?


Teacher manuals as well as best practices for using AR are available on the Renaissance Training Center web site. The site also includes directions for using reports, setting goals and how to use vocabulary quizzes.