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Learn Tips about School Level Reading Reporting

The following will help you quickly find the data you need to answer your day-to-day or end of marking period data questions. This list is tailored to the types of questions a school administrator or school level champion may ask themselves while overseeing their implementation of Accelerated Reader.

Other reporting resources include:

Before you dig into the reports, watch this video to see an overview of the common report navigator and the report options.

Reports about Reading Practice

The following reports will help you answer important questions about your students' reading practice.

Question Key Metric(s) To Use Recommended Report or Dashboard Tips for running this report
Are students reading? # of students with activity Use the Summary Diagnostic Report to find class/group totals of students with activity.
  • School level totals can be determined by adding up class totals.
  • Run this report with the Reading Practice quizzes to see how many students have completed a book comprehension quiz.
  • Run this report with the Skills Practice and Quiz or Read and Quiz Assignments to see if students are reading nonfiction articles. (AR 360 only)
How much are students reading? Total Points Attainment Earned Use the School Wide Summary Report to find grade, class or group level totals of points earned. School level totals can be determined by adding up grade totals found in the summary row.
Median Points Use the Consolidated Implementation Status Report* to find the school, grade, or class and group level summaries.
  • When running this report for individual students, median points is really points earned for that individual student.
  • Please note that this report only shows data from Reading Practice Quiz activity. Points earned from other assignment types are not included.
- Word Count
- Reading Practice Quizzes Passed/Taken
- Article Quizzes Passed/Taken
Use the Word Count Report to see the number of quizzes passed and taken and the number of words read for your class and students.
  • School level totals can be determined by adding up class totals.
  • To report on the number of books read, it is suggested that you use the quizzes passed metric.
  • Run this report for the Skills Practice and Quiz or Read and Quiz Assignments to get information about how many words students have read while reading nonfiction articles. (AR 360 only)
Do students understand what they are reading? - Average % Correct
- Total and % of students at/above 85%
- Total and % of students below 85%
Use the Consolidated Implementation Status Report* to find the school, grade, or class and group level summaries.
  • Average Percent Correct for classes, groups and students can also be found on the Summary Diagnostic Report.
  • Please note that this report only shows data from Reading Practice Quiz activity. Points earned from other assignment types are not included.
Are students reading at the right level? Average Difficulty Level Use the Consolidated Implementation Status Report* to find the school, grade, or class and group level summaries.
  • The label ATOS BL/Actual Average is now reported as Average Diff Level.
  • Average difficulty level for classes, groups and students can also be found on the Summary Diagnostic Report. The difficulty level can be reported in ATOS or Lexile® scale.
  • Please note that this report only shows data from Reading Practice Quiz activity. Points earned from other assignment types are not included.

* You must have the View District Reports and Dashboards user permission in order to view the consolidated reports. Ask your administrator for permissions to see this school view among the district reports.

Reports about Progress Towards Meeting Goals

The following reports can help you answer important questions about students’ progress towards meeting goals during and at the end of the marking period.

Question Key Metric(s) To Use Recommended Report or Dashboard Tips for running this report
Have students met or are they on track to reach their independent reading practice goals? Single Activity Type Included in Goals
- Average % Correct Goal
- Average % Correct Measured
- Points Attainment Goal
- Points Attainment Achieved
- Difficulty Level Goal
- Difficulty Level Actual
Use the Summary Diagnostic Report to find the class/group totals of students with activity.

  • This report now supports multiple quiz types so the column headers have been slightly modified to fit all types of activity.
    • Activity Outcomes = Quizzes
    • Difficulty Level = Book Level (ATOS or Lexile)
    • Points Attainment/Engagement Points = Points
Multiple Activity Types Included in Goals
- Average % Correct Goal
- Average % Correct Actual
- Total Points Goal
- Total Points Actual
- Average Book Level Goal
- Average Book Level Actual
Find individual student's progress towards goals that include more than one activity type (books, articles, or textbooks) in the goal status area of Manage Goals.
  • Find Manage Goals from the Independent Reading menu on your home page.
  • Filters allow you to show goals that are completed, in progress or upcoming to zoom in on the goals you are working with.
Have students earned their Reading Certifications? First Certification earned in marking period Find a list of the first certification earned for each student, by class, using the Certification Levels Report.

  • Certifications are only available for Reading Practice Quizzes.
  • Print out recognition certificates with the Certificates for Student Achievement Report.
  • To find detailed records of certificates that students have earned and are working towards in the goal status area of Manage Goals. Look for the certifications tab.
Which student has read the most in my school? Points Earned Use the Consolidated Implementation Status Report* to find the top point earners across the entire school or grade.
  • When running this report for individual students, median points is really points earned for that individual student.
  • Please note that this report only shows data from Reading Practice Quiz activity. Points earned from other assignment types are not included.
  • Select the Median Points header to sort the report by point totals.
  • Point totals across multiple activity types can be found, by class, in the goal status area of Manage Goals.
Which students have earned the most points or reached each Point Club? - Highest Point Club
- Total Points
Use the Point Club Summary Report to see the students, by class/group, who have met or exceeded certain levels of points earned.

  • Point totals across multiple activity types can be found, by class, in the goal status area of Manage Goals.
  • To quickly group the students in each point club, select the Highest Point Club header to sort the report by this metric.
  • Although students will only be listed for the highest point club they have earned, you can assume that they have also earned all of the clubs beneath that in rank.
Have students read particular titles off a reading list? Quiz taken for specific title. Use the Quiz Takers Dashboard to see which students have read specific titles.

Use the Manage Groups functionality to create grade level groups to run this report for a grade at a time instead of class by class.

* You must have the View District Reports and Dashboards user permission in order to view the consolidated reports. Ask your administrator for permissions to see this school view among the district reports.

Other Frequently Asked Reporting Questions

If students are reading books and taking reading practice, vocabulary practice, or literacy skills quizzes, you will find that data by selecting the application Accelerated Reader.

If students are reading textbooks passages and taking a comprehension quiz (Other Reading Quiz), you will find that data by selecting the application Accelerated Reader and Other Reading Quiz.

If students are reading nonfiction articles (available for AR 360 only), you will need to select the application Accelerated Reader 360 Instructional Practice.

  • If students were self-selecting articles before the updates, you will find data under the read and quiz assignment type.
  • If students will be self-selecting articles after the updates, you will find data under the skills practice and quiz assignment type.
  • If you’ve been selecting and assigning articles using the Instructional Reading tile (now called Assigned Reading) you will find student data for the assignment types that you have selected.

To only see the classes on your reports, choose the Whole Classes option under the Groups option. See image below.

We know that teachers need to be able to quickly run reports to see their students’ latest AR activity. Because of the volume of quizzes that students in a class may have (great problem to have), we will be limiting the amount of AR data accessible from reports to be the current year plus two years. This will make sure that we can ensure great performance and quick reporting.

The help files can be found by selecting the ? in the top right hand corner of each page. Here is a quick link to our summary about all the AR Reports that are available.