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Book Details

The Book Details page provides more detailed information about a book than what you saw in a list of book titles. Here you can perform the same actions you could from the list view.

Viewing the Book Details

Follow these steps to open a book details page.

  1. From any list of book titles in the search results, AR BookBag, or teacher list, select the book title or the book cover image to open the book details page.
  2. In addition to the book information you saw in the list of book titles, on this page you will see:
    • AR quiz availability (if your school has a quiz for the book)
    • book availability (if your school has the book)
    • word count
    • any topic/subtopic this book is in
    • any series this book is part of
    • a table of publisher information

Actions you can take

  • Add the book to your AR BookBag
  • Print the details about the book.
  • View the previous title or next title book details page.
  • Purchase the book from Amazon.com, if Buy from Amazon.com is available.
    • Parents, teachers, and librarians (not students) might see this option. If you do not see Buy from Amazon.com, you will see this message: A book matching this AR Quiz is not available from Amazon.com, based on ISBN(s).
    • Renaissance Learning cannot guarantee that a particular book will be available through Amazon.com.

Additional Details shown

AR Points

  • A value assigned to a book based on the book level and word count (the book's difficulty and length). Learn more about AR Points.

Book and Quiz Availability

  • AR Quiz Availability and Book Availability are displayed if (1) your school used AR BookGuide to enable this feature and (2) you are using a keycode.
  • A quiz may exist for the book, but your school may not have the quiz. If the quiz type appears in red, your school has the quiz.
  • The location of the book and the number of available copies are shown. Example: Mrs. Doe's Classroom / 3.

Quiz Types

Vocabulary Practice Quizzes measure a student's command of vocabulary words encountered while reading. They are designed to reinforce vocabulary acquisition, assist with individualizing vocabulary instruction, and generate student interest in words through authentic, in-context literature experiences.

Vocabulary words are identified by finding words that are at or above the average reading level of the text, appear in the book at least twice, are significant to the book's meaning, and are interesting or useful in everyday conversation.

Quizzes include 5, 10, or 15 words from a particular book as well as review words from previously read books.

Literacy Skills Quizzes help monitor student growth in the comprehension and literacy skills that are most often assessed on high-stake tests.

These quizzes measure specific skills in the context of a whole book.  

Literacy Skills Quizzes are supplemental and are to be taken only occasionally and in far fewer numbers than Reading Practice Quizzes.  They have no motivational aim.

Students should not take a Literacy Skills Quiz unless they have first passed the Reading Practice Quiz.  If the student does not understand a book well enough to pass the Reading Practice Quiz, their score on the Literacy Skills Quiz will not be meaningful.

Recorded Voice Quizzes are Reading Practice Quizzes designed for emergent and beginning readers. When taking Recorded Voice Quizzes, students use the speakers on the computer (or headphones) to listen to a professional recording of each quiz question and the answer choices. Because students hear the words as they appear on the screen, they can take the quizzes independently.

Reading Practice quizzes were designed to indicate whether a student has read and understands a book on a basic level. Reading Practice Quizzes are intended to be motivating and form the foundation of Accelerated Reader.

The books can be Read To or Read With the student or can be Read Independently.

Star Rating

  • When students finish taking an AR Reading Practice Quiz for a book, they may vote to say how they liked the book. The rating is calculated from all student votes (nationwide) for the past twelve months. It is updated weekly.
  • Possible star ratings are: 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, and 4 stars. If the book has not been rated, this field will say "Not yet rated."

Publisher

  • LCCN stands for Library of Congress Card Number. This is assigned by the Library of Congress when the bibliographic record for a book is created.
  • ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is a distinctive number assigned to a book.