Viewing/Editing the Reading Goals Model Preference

Administrators or teachers can use this class preference to choose how students in each class will see their goals and progress. (Teachers can also choose a model when they go to the Student Goals tab in the Accelerated Reader Record Book; if you'd like to see a video about the goal models and how to set them, see

Three goal models are available (by default, classes are set to the grade 3-5 model):

  • Grade K-2 Goal Model: Students earn tokens when they pass quizzes, and those tokens count toward character badges. Teachers select the student Star test scores (or grade-level equivalents) to base goals on; then, they set the expected amount of daily reading time. Based on these selections, the software calculates each student's goal for passed quizzes for the students' entire school year (not individual marking periods). Goals are based on the number of tokens required for each badge because students see the goals in terms of how many badges they need to earn. For more information, see Setting K-2 Goals in the Accelerated Reader Record Book.
  • example of the student view for K-2 badge goals

  • Grade 3-5 Goal Model: Students have goals for their average percent correct on quizzes, the average book level of books they read, and the number of points they earn. These goals can be set for any school marking period or the school year. By default, goals are based on students' first Star test of the school year (if available), the low end of each student's Zone of Proximal Development, and 15 minutes of daily reading, but teachers can edit these values and change individual goals. Students see their points goal in terms of a rocket heading toward a planet, with a celebration when they meet their goal. Students see their average book level and average percent correct on gauges so they can compare their achievement to the goal. Students also see a summary of their reading, and if they've taken Star Reading and Star Math tests, they see their Star scores.
  • example of the student view for the rocket goal model

  • Grade 6+ Goal Model: Teachers set goals for older students just as they do in the Grade 3-5 model. Students also see their average percent correct and average book level goals in the same way as grade 3-5 students; however, the points goal is shown on a bar graph instead of with the rocket animation.
  • example of the student view for the 6+ goal model

For detailed information about what students see for each goal model, see How Students View Progress on Quizzes Taken.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, School Level Administrators, Teachers

District-level administrators can set the preference for all classes in any school on your site. School-level administrators can set the preference for all classes in their schools. Teachers can set the preference for their classes.

  1. Select Accelerated Reader Independent Reading on the Home page and then choose Preferences from the menu.
  2. select Accelerated Reader, then Preferences

  3. Select Reading Goals Model under the Class Preferences on the Preferences page.
  4. select Reading Goals Model under the Class preferences

  5. If you have access to more than one school, use the Schools drop-down list to choose the school whose classes you want to set the preference for.
  6. if you have more than one school, select one from the School drop-down list

  7. Select the Classes drop-down list to choose the class(es) that you want to set the preference for. Then, check the classes. If you want to set the preference for all of your classes, click Select All. (The link changes to Clear All when you do this; select that link if you want to clear all selections.)
  8. example of the Classes drop-down list

  9. The classes that you selected will be listed. For each class, use the drop-down list to choose the goal model to use. By default, all classes start with the Grade 3-5 Goal Model until you change them.
  10. use the drop-down lists to choose the goal model for each class

    If you want to use the same setting for all of the selected classes, select Set All above the table.

    select Set All

    In the popup window, choose the goal model to use; then, select Apply to All. (You still need to save your changes.)

    choose a goal model, then select Apply to All

  11. Select Save Changes to save your settings. (Select < Back to go back to the Preferences page.)