Taking a Sample Literacy Skills Quiz

Who can do this with standard user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

You can take a sample Literacy Skills Quiz so that you can see how a specific quiz is presented to students. Follow these steps:

  1. On the Home page, select Accelerated Reader or Accelerated Reader 360 Independent Reading; then, select Manage Books & Quizzes.
  2. On the Manage Content page, select Manage Books & Quizzes.
  3. On the Manage Books and Quizzes page, first select viewing Literacy Skills Quizzes in the sentence at the top of the page. Then, select the school name, select a school in the window that opens, and select Apply.

  4. You will see the Literacy Skills Quizzes that are available for your school (or the school you selected).
  5. Find the quiz that you want to preview.

    You can use the drop-down list to sort the list by title (A to Z or Z to A) or by relevance to a keyword that you search for.

    To find a specific quiz, use the search field to search for it. You can search by words in the title, author's name, or quiz number.

    To find quizzes that meet specific criteria, click Filters to the right of the search field. Then, select the filter that you want to use on the left. You can choose to see quizzes that are fiction and/or nonfiction, with certain interest levels based on the book's content, quiz titles within a specific book-level range (ATOS and/or Lexile® Measure), or quizzes in English and/or Spanish. For filters with check boxes like the one shown below, simply check the boxes for the types of quizzes that you want to include, or check Select all in the top right corner.

    For filters with ranges, drag the two circles to set the lower and upper ends of the range. In the example below, ATOS Book Level ranges from 4 to 8 will be included.

    To clear any filters that you have selected, click Clear All at the bottom of the filter pop-up window.

    To close the filter window and see the results for the filters you have chosen, select Close in the bottom-right corner of the filter window. The quizzes that match your criteria will be listed, and you will see the filters you applied below the search field. To remove any of the filters and see the adjusted list of quizzes, select X () on that filter. To remove all filters, select Clear All to the right of the filters.

  6. Select Take Sample Quiz for the quiz that you want to see.
  7. If the button is unavailable, you have not been given the permission to take a sample quiz.

    If the selected school has no classes, you can't take a sample quiz; you will see an error message if you select Take Sample Quiz.

    Note: No preferences apply to sample quizzes, though your preference settings do apply when students take quizzes.

  8. The quiz will open to the first question. Select an answer; then, select Next.
  9. You can stop the quiz and go back to the Literacy Skills Quizzes page at any time. Simply select Stop Quiz in the top left corner of the page.

    Some Literacy Skills Quizzes have more questions available than students will see on a quiz. Because of this, you may not see all possible questions.

  10. When you finish the quiz, you will see your results. If you passed the quiz, you will see a Review Questions button (the first button in the example below); select it to see your answers to the questions and the correct answer for missed questions.
  11. You cannot review questions if you fail the quiz.

  12. If you choose to review missed questions, click Next after seeing the correct answer for each question. You will return to the results screen after you review the last missed question.
  13. Click Close or Finish on the results screen to go back to the Literacy Skills Quizzes page.