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Track Awarded/Used Points (Class)

Normally, students earn points as they pass Reading Practice Quizzes, Other Reading Quizzes, and Article Quizzes; the points earned for each quiz are based on the student's score. You do not need to manually track earned points; the program automatically awards points earned.

However, on the Track Awarded/Used Points page, you can add points awarded for other reasons, and you can mark points as "used." This is helpful if your students use or "spend" their points in classroom activities.

Notes:

  • Points awarded do not count toward points goals or certification goals; only points earned from quizzes count toward the goals.
  • Points used do not subtract from the points that count toward goals - all earned points count toward goals.
  • Points awarded and points used do not appear on reports or elsewhere in the Record Book. Only earned points are included in reports.

How to Get to This Page

Who can do this with default permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, Teachers

  1. To open the Accelerated Reader Record Book, on the Home page, select Accelerated Reader 360 Independent Reading; then, select Record Book & Goals in the menu.
  2. You can also select Reports on the Home page and select Accelerated Reader / Reading Practice if a menu opens when you select the tile. Then, on the Accelerated Reader / Reading Practice tab, select AR Record Book & Goals.

    When you open the Accelerated Reader Record Book, the Latest Quiz tab will be open.

  3. At the top of the page, you will see a School drop-down list if you have access to more than one school and a Class drop-down list if you have access to more than one class. Use the drop-down list(s) to select the school and class whose information you want to view. You can view information for one class at a time.
  4. By default, the Latest Quiz tab is selected. Just above the table of quiz results and to the right, select Track Awarded/Used Points.

Awarding Points and Recording Points Used

Before you award points or mark points used, use the drop-down list to select the marking period that you want the change to apply to; you can also choose the school year as a whole. (If necessary, you can also change the selected school and class if you have access to more than one.)

After you choose a marking period, you will see how many points each student in the class has earned, been awarded, or used for that marking period. You will also see how many points the student still has available to use (points earned + points awarded - points used = points available).

If you would like to print a copy of the information, select the PDF icon in the top right corner of the page. When the PDF file is ready, select View PDF to open the file, which you can then print or save.

Next, you can award points and enter points used for some of the students in the table or for all of the students at once. Follow the instructions below that describe what you'd like to do.

Some Students - Awarding Points or Entering Points Used

To award points or enter points used for individual students (but not all students), follow these steps:

  1. In the row for the student, today is the default date. If you want to use a different date for the points awarded or used, select the Date field. In the calendar that opens, select the date when the points were awarded or used. (In the calendar, use the arrows to go to the next or previous month, or select the month name to choose a different year and month.)
  2. Next, enter the amount of points that you want to award (if any). You may enter whole numbers or up to one digit after a decimal (such as 2.4).
  3. Then, enter the amount of points the student used (if any). You may enter whole numbers or up to one digit after a decimal.
  4. Repeat the steps above for any other students who need changes.
  5. Select Save Changes.
  6. Your saved changes will be reflected in the Points Awarded, Used, and Available shown in the first few columns of the table.

    If you make a mistake, you can edit or delete a student's record of points awarded or points used. First, select the student's name. To change a record, make changes in the row for the record and select Save Edits. To delete a record, select Delete at the end of the row for that record.

All Students - Awarding Points or Entering Points Used

To award points or enter points used for all students, follow these steps:

  1. Above the table, select Change Points for All.
  2. In the window that opens, today is the default date. If you want to use a different date for the points awarded or used, select the Date field. In the calendar that opens, select the date when the points were awarded or used. (In the calendar, use the arrows to go to the next or previous month, or select the month name to choose a different year and month.)
  3. Enter the number of points that you want to award to all students. You may enter whole numbers or up to one digit after a decimal (such as 2.4).
  4. Enter the number of points that were used by all students. You may enter whole numbers or up to one digit after a decimal.
  5. Select Apply.
  6. Select Save Changes to save the changes that you made for all students.
  7. If you make a mistake, you can edit or delete a student's record of points awarded or points used. First, select the student's name. To change a record, make changes in the row for the record and select Save Edits. To delete a record, select Delete at the end of the row for that record.