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Accelerated Reader Resources

A number of resources under the following categories are available to help you use Accelerated Reader in the classroom more effectively: Forms and Charts, Resources to Get Started, Resources to Advance Your Implementation, and Research.

Forms and Charts
Daily Check-In Record Sheet Helps you keep track of which students you have spoken with each day.
Goal-Setting Chart Helps you set individual student reading goals.
Goal-Setting Chart for Lexile® Measures Helps you set individual student reading goals using Lexile® measures.
Student Reading Log—Kindergarten Reader Use with kindergarten students to introduce them to the idea of recording their reading practice.
Student Reading Log—Emergent Reader Use with emergent readers who are not yet able to record their daily reading practice.
Student Reading Log—Emergent Reader (Spanish) Use with emergent readers who are not yet able to record their daily reading practice.
Student Reading Log—Beginning Reader Use with beginning readers who are able to record their daily reading practice.
Student Reading Log—Beginning Reader (Spanish) Use with beginning readers who are able to record their daily reading practice.
Student Reading Log—Established Reader with Goals Use with independent readers as a self-maintained record of daily reading practice.
Student Reading Log—Established Reader with Goals (Spanish) Use with independent readers as a self-maintained record of daily reading practice.
Student Reading Log—Established Reader with Goals and Progress Use with independent readers as a self-maintained record of daily reading practice. Includes area for recording goals and progress.
Resources to Get Started
Goal Setting Best Practices Explains ZPD and reading practice goals, describes the goal-setting process, and provides best practices for adjusting goals.
Implementation Guide Provides a concise explanation of how to implement AR 360 effectively. For the best experience, click the link and save or download the PDF.
Spanish/English Classroom Strategies Strategies for getting started with Accelerated Reader in a Spanish/English classroom, including implementation tips.
Student Videos Videos that demonstrate how students take quizzes, view progress, and view book ideas.
A Parent's Guide to Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360. Guide for parents that explains what Accelerated Reader is and answers common questions.
Tips for Librarians: Labeling Books Offers librarians practical suggestions for labeling their library books for use with Accelerated Reader.
Resources to Advance Your Implementation
Certificate of Achievement A printable PDF to use with students who meet Exemplar or Honors Certification.
Criteria for Accelerated Reader Certification Levels Describes Reader Certification Levels and the criteria required for each level.
Exemplar Reader Certification—Learn More Describes Exemplar Reader certification, its connection to the Common Core State Standards, and the criteria required for each grade band.
Literacy Skills Teacher's Guides Find Teacher's Guides for Literacy Skills Quizzes.
Quizzes—Using Literacy Skills Quizzes Explains what Literacy Skills Quizzes are and how to use them in the classroom.
Quizzes—Using Other Reading Quizzes Explains what Other Reading Quizzes are and how to use them in the classroom.
Quizzes—Using Vocabulary Practice Quizzes Explains what Vocabulary Practice Quizzes are and how to use them in the classroom.
Renaissance Royals Access resources to support your implementation, connect with other educators using Renaissance programs, and participate in fun activities.
Vocabulary Practice: Incorporating It in Your Classroom This teacher's guide explains how to build effective vocabulary practice with student routines for using word lists and Vocabulary Practice Quizzes, teacher routines for monitoring, and activities to reinforce vocabulary learning.
Research
Accelerated Reader: Understanding Reliability and Validity This document summarizes the reliability, validity, and usability of Accelerated Reader quizzes. It also describes the purpose and intended use of AR and how quizzes are developed.
The Research Foundation for Accelerated Reader Goal-Setting Practices This 8-page paper explains the key elements of the Accelerated Reader Goal-Setting Chart and its supporting research.
Accelerated Reader Software and AR Best Practices: Key Scientifically Based Research Summary This 8-page document summarizes key research studies about Accelerated Reader and best classroom practices.
Guided Independent Reading This study of Accelerated Reader was conducted to update the original Guided Independent Reading publication (Paul, 2003) with a larger, more current sample (data collected during the 2010–2011 school year and includes more than 2 million students representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia) and analyses targeted to recent trends in educational standards and recommendations.
Using Readability Levels to Guide Students to Books This 4-page document explains what readability formulas can and cannot do; how the ATOS Readability Formula for Books works; and how to use readability levels, interest levels, and student reading levels to match books to students.