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Student Details - Certifications

The Certifications tab on the Student Details page shows you the student's current, upcoming, and achieved reading certification goals.

There are seven reader certifications that your students can earn that the program can automatically track, plus one additional certification (Honors Reader) that the program does not automatically monitor. When you set goals, you can choose a goal that a student has already achieved, allowing the student to recertify at that level.

Certification Level Criteria Recommended Number of Recertifications
Ready Reader Accumulate 5 points on books read To, read With, and/or read Independently. No more than 5 times
Independent Reader Read at least 3 books Independently with a 1.2 or higher ATOS book level (or 160L Lexile® Measure) and earn 10 points on books at any level. Only books read Independently count toward the 3-book goal, but books read To, With, or Independently count toward the points. Do not recertify at this level
Rising Reader Read 3 books Independently with a 1.6 or higher ATOS book level (or 250L Lexile® Measure) and earn 10 points on books at any level. Only books read Independently count toward the 3-book goal and points. No more than 5 times
Super Reader Read 3 books Independently with a 2.0 or higher ATOS book level (or 330L Lexile® Measure) that are each worth at least 1 point. Only books read Independently count toward the 3-book goal and points. No more than 5 times
Advanced Reader Read 3 books with a 3.0 or higher ATOS book level (or 510L Lexile® Measure) that are each worth at least 2 points. Only books read Independently count toward the certification. No more than 5 times
Star Reader Read 3 books with a 4.0 or higher ATOS book level (or 660L Lexile® Measure) that are each worth at least 4 points. Only books read Independently count toward the certification. No more than 5 times
Classic Reader Read 3 books with a 6.0 or higher ATOS book level (or 900L Lexile® Measure) that are each worth at least 7 points. Only books read Independently count toward certification. No more than 5 times
Honors Reader Read books Independently from a special list of challenging literature (created by teachers and librarians), and accumulate 100 points from the quizzes. Teachers must track this certification manually using information in the software about books read and points earned; the software does not track this certification. TOPS Reports and the Student Performance Record Report can help teachers track this certification. Not needed at this level

How to Go to the Student Details Certifications Tab

Who can do this with default permissions?

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

First, on the Home page, select Accelerated Reader 360 Independent Reading; then, select Record Book & Goals in the menu.

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.

Select the Certifications tab to see a class view of your students' current reading goals.

Select a specific student to see past and future certifications as well as the current certification goal.

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 go back to the Certifications tab in the class Record Book.

Viewing the Student's Certifications

The student's Certification table shows you:

  • All certification goals for this school year (and last school year if you have the View Students' Historical Assignments user permission)
  • The date started, which you choose when you set the goal (This may be a specific date, the start of a specific marking period, or the day after the student achieved his or her previous goal.)
  • The date achieved (shown if the student has achieved the goal)
  • The status:
    • In Progress: The goal has started. Any Reading Practice Quizzes that the student passes will apply toward the goal.
    • Upcoming: The start date for the goal is in the future, so the student has not started working toward the goal.
    • Achieved: The student has met the goal and achieved the certification.
    • Not Achieved: The student had the goal in a previous school year but did not achieve the goal by the end of the school year. Although certification goals don't have an end date, in-progress goals do end when the school year ends. Certification goals cannot extend beyond the school year.

If you want to delete a certification goal (regardless of whether it has been achieved), select Delete in the row for that goal. The Delete link is available for certification goals in the current school year, but not for certification goals in the previous school year. Administrators and teachers can delete certification goals; other users do not have the Delete link.

A message will remind you that the goal will be removed from student records and reports; if you want to continue, select Delete in the message. If you delete an achieved certification, it will no longer be shown on this page or on reports. If you delete a certification goal that was in progress, the student will not have a certification goal until you set a new one.