Based on their reading level, students may choose and read a book from a predetermined list of AR books - please be aware, not all books are AR. Click here to view a list of AR books by title or book level. The most comprehensive, up-to-date list of our school's AR tests, which may by sorted by title, author, book level or points, is always available from a school computer.
AR books are available in the Blythe Media Center, in some classrooms, and at your local library. The AR books in the Media Center are labeled with colored dots according to reading level.
After the AR book is read the students will take the AR test on a school computer. The student answers 5-20 questions depending on the length of the book. The computer scores the test and awards points according to the test score. There are opportunities for students to take AR tests between 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Students may take tests at various times throughout the day (i.e. morning work, Open Court & Independent Work Time).
A summary may be printed for progress reports and at the end of each grading period showing test averages and points. Special awards are given quarterly as points are earned and goals are met.
Students should set individual goals and should not be competing against other students. Please encourage your child to read AR books and take a test at least once a week. Each student should be reading approximately 30 minutes each night so why not read an AR book for points and prizes? It's a great way for parents to monitor their child's comprehension! Be sure your child is reading on his/her reading level.
A few guidelines to remember:
- Students must be independent readers.
- Students in grades 2-5 must be able to independently access tests on the computer.
- Assistance will be provided for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students as needed. However, test questions must be answered independently by the student.
- Students must read books in their reading range (ZPD).
- Tests may be taken between 7:30 am and 2:30 pm.
- A maximum of 2 tests per day can be taken.
- Students can only take tests on books that have been read within 2 weeks.
- Students are allowed to reference the text.