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Student Details - Student Goals (Grades 3-5 and 6+)

The Student Goals tab on the Student Details page shows you the student's reading goals. This version of the tab is for students whose classes are using the goal model for grades 3-5 or for grades 6 and up; for students using the K-2 model (badges), see Student Details - Student Goals (K-2).

How to Go to the Student Goals Tab on the Student Details Page

Who can do this with default permissions?

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

  1. First, on the Home page, select Accelerated Reader Independent Reading; then, select Record Book & Goals in the menu.
  2. select Accelerated Reader Independent Reading, then Record Books and Goals

  3. If you have access to more than one school and/or more than one class, use the drop-down lists at the top of the page to choose the school and class whose information you want to see.
  4. use the Class drop-down list to select a class

  5. The Student Goals tab is selected by default; if you've selected a different tab, select Student Goals to see a class view of your students' current reading goals.
  6. select the Student Goals page

  7. Select a specific student to see that student's goals and the quizzes that apply to them.
  8. select a student's name

Changing the Selected Student

Use the Student drop-down list at the top of the page to view a different student's information. You cannot change the class or school in the Student Details, but you can change them if you select < Back to All Students to go back to the class Record Book.

use the Student drop-down list to choose a different student

Viewing the Student's Goals

On the Student Goals tab of the Student Details page, you can see the student's goals for the marking period selected at the top of the page. Use that drop-down list to change marking periods if you want to see past or future goals.

use the Marking Period drop-down list to choose a different marking period

For the selected marking period, you will see the student's goals for average percent correct, average book level, and points earned.

example of a student's goals

  • Average percent correct shows the student's overall average for all Reading Practice Quizzes, Article Quizzes, and Other Reading Quizzes, passed and failed. Under the student's percentage, you'll see the goal. If the student's average is above the goal for the marking period, you'll see a green arrow pointing up green arrow pointing up; if it is below the goal, you'll see a red arrow pointing down red arrow pointing down.
  • Average book level shows the student's average level for passed Reading Practice, Article Quizzes, and Other Reading Quizzes. The heading shows whether you are seeing this level as an ATOS book level or a Lexile®* level, which is determined by the Lexile® Goals preference. Below the student's level, you'll see the goal, then the student's Zone of Proximal Development or Lexile® Range. As with the average percent correct, a green arrow green arrow pointing up means the student's average is above the goal, and a red arrow red arrow pointing down means the student's average is below the goal.
  • Points shows you how many points the student has earned in the marking period, the goal, and whether the student is on track to make the goal. Until the student starts, you will see Not Started below the goal. Once the student begins earning points, you will see On Track if the student is earning points at a rate that make it likely the goal will be met or Falling Behind if the rate makes it possible the student will not meet the goal. If the student meets the goal exactly, you will see Goal Met. If the student earns more points than required for the goal, you will see Goal Exceeded. You will see the percentage of the goal that the student has completed next to the goal; you can compare the student's percentage to the percentage of the marking period that has elapsed, which is shown under the "Reading Goals" heading.

Students can see their progress toward average book level, average percent correct, and points goals. For more information, see How Students View Progress on Quizzes Taken.

Editing Goals

If you want to edit the student's goals for a marking period, select Edit Goal to the right of the goals.

select Edit Goal

Then, you can either change the goals manually or use the goal calculator.

Editing Goals Manually

To change the goals manually, use the drop-down list to choose the average percent correct goal, and enter new average book level and points goals in the fields.

example of the edit view for a student's goals

For the average percent correct goal, you can choose 80% or any value from 85%-90%; 80% is recommended.

If the average book level goal uses ATOS book levels, you can enter a whole number or have one digit after the decimal (for example, you could enter 5 or 5.3). If it uses Lexile® levels, enter the goal as a number only (for example, enter "300" instead of "300L"). Note the range shown below the goal; we recommend setting the goal toward the low end of the student's Zone of Proximal Development or Lexile® Range.

For points, consider the amount of daily reading time that you expect the student to do when setting the goal. Points goals may be whole numbers or have one digit after the decimal point.

When you're done, select Save Goal to the right of the goals.

Editing Goals with the Goal Calculator

You can also set goals using the goal calculator. To start, select Use Goal Calculator.

select Use Goal Calculator

Then, in the Goal Calculator, if the student has taken more than one Star Reading test this school year, use the Star Reading Range drop-down list to choose which reading range to base the student's goals on; the ranges may be shown as Zones of Proximal Development or Lexile® Ranges. (If the student has taken multiple tests in the same day, note that only the range from the last test that day will be in the drop-down list.) If the student has not taken a Star Reading test, a grade level is shown instead, and you can change it if necessary. The grade level format is grade.month (such as 5.5 for fifth grade in the fifth month).

use the drop-down list to choose the range from a different Star test    if there is no Star test, you can enter a grade equivalent

Use the Average Book Level drop-down list to choose the type of goal that you want to set: Moderate (at the low end of the range shown above), Moderately Ambitious (20% higher), or Ambitious (40% higher).

use the Average Book Level drop-down list to choose the type of goal to set

Use the Daily Reading Time drop-down list to choose the number of minutes you expect this student to read every day: 15, 20, 30, 35, 45, or 60 minutes. This affects the number of points the student can be expected to earn; more reading should lead to the student earning more points.

use the last drop-down list to set the expected daily reading time

In each drop-down list, the recommended item has the thumbs up icon thumb up next to it.

When you're done choosing the goal options, select Apply. The student's goals will be updated based on your selections, and you can make adjustments if necessary. When you're done, select Save Goal to the right of the goals.

If you decide not to use the Goal Calculator once you have opened it, click outside the window to close it.

To leave the page without saving changes to goals, select < Back at the top of the page.

Viewing the Quizzes that Apply to Goals

Below the student's goals for the marking period, you will see a list of the quizzes that have been taken during the selected marking period. This helps you see how the student achieved the average percent correct, average book level, and points shown above.

By default, "All Reading" is selected in the Quiz Type drop-down list; this means the list is showing all Reading Practice Quizzes, Article Quizzes, and Other Reading Quizzes that the student took during the selected marking period. These are the quizzes that apply to reading goals. If you would like to focus on a particular type of quiz, you can select Reading Practice, Other Reading, or Article Quizzes.

the Quiz Type drop-down lets you choose which quiz types to show

In the list of quizzes, you'll see the date the student took the quiz, the quiz number, title, and book level, the student's score, and the number of points earned. Note that the points earned depend on the score; the student doesn't earn all points unless they answer all questions correctly. The book level shown may be an ATOS book level or a Lexile® measure, depending on the setting of the Lexile® Goals preference for the class.

Click the Actions link in the row for a quiz to see the options available. Administrators will see all the options described below. Teachers always see the "View TOPS" option; the setting of the Manage Quiz Results preference determines whether teachers also have the other options listed below.

  • View TOPS: Select this to see the TOPS Report for the student's quiz. When you view a TOPS Report, you can choose to view it in English or Spanish, and you can print the report.
  • Review/Rescore (Reading Practice and Other Reading Quizzes only): Select this to rescore the questions on the student's quiz or to simply review the student's answers. For details, see Editing Students' Reading Practice or Other Reading Scores.
  • Transfer Activity: Select this to transfer a quiz record from the current student to another student. This is useful when a student has accidentally taken a quiz while logged in as another student. For details, see Transferring a Quiz Record from One Student to Another. (For Article Quizzes that are associated with skills practice assignments, both the quiz shown here and the skills practice assignment will be transferred.)
  • Edit Quiz Date: Select this to change the date for the student's quiz record. This is useful when the quiz should count toward a goal for a different marking period or appear in reports for a different time period. For details, see Editing Students' Quiz Dates.
  • Deactivate: Select this to deactivate a quiz record so that it does not count toward the student's goals and it does not appear in reports. After you deactivate a quiz, you will see "Deactivated" on the Student Details page instead of the score. You can reactivate the quiz by selecting Actions again and choosing Reactivate. For details, see Deactivating a Student's Quiz Record.
  • the options available in the Actions menu

    Note that Review/Rescore is not available for Article Quizzes.

    After you deactivate (or reactivate), transfer, or rescore a quiz record, it may take up to 30 minutes for the change to be reflected in the School Year Summary at the top of the page.

Viewing the Student's Statistics

Regardless of the tab selected on the Student Details page, at the top of the page, you'll see the following information for the selected student:

example of the School Year Summary

  • the average book level of the books the student has read this school year (shown as either an ATOS book level or a Lexile® level, depending on the setting of the class Lexile® Goals preference)
  • the number of books the student has read this school year (based on the number of passed Reading Practice Quizzes and Other Reading Quizzes)
  • the number of articles the student has read this school year (based on the number of passed article quizzes)
  • the percentage of reading that has been nonfiction (based on the number of passed quizzes)
  • the number of words the student has read based on passed quizzes

Printing and Reports

If you want to print the page, select PDF in the gray bar toward the top of the page.

select the PDF icon

If you want to go to the Reports page, select the Reports icon in the gray bar.

select the Reports icon

Other Tabs on the Student Details Page

To see the quizzes this student has taken, select the All Quizzes tab.

select the All Quizzes tab

To see this student's certification goals, select the Certifications tab.

select the Certifications tab

To see more information on a bilingual student's reading in Spanish and English, select the Biliteracy tab.

select the Biliteracy tab

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