Student Experience Preference

Use this preference to choose which students see the primary Accelerated Reader software interface (which uses more graphics and is meant for younger students), and which students will see the standard software interface for independent readers. By default, grades K-3 will see the Primary interface, while grades 4 and up will see the independent reader interface.

For more information, see AR Primary. You can also select See What The AR Experiences Look Like on the Student Experience preference page to find videos that show what primary students and independent readers see.

How to get to this preference

To get to the Student Experience preference page, follow these steps:

  1. On the Home page, select your name in the top right corner. Then, choose Edit Preferences from the menu that opens.
  2. You can also select Accelerated Reader Independent Reading on the Home page and then choose Preferences from the popup menu.

  3. Select Student Experience under the School Preferences on the Preferences page.

How to set the preference

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District-level administrators, school-level administrators

District-level administrators can set the preference for all schools on your site. School-level administrators can set the preference for their schools. Other staff and teachers cannot set the preference unless they have been granted special permissions, but they can view the settings.

  1. Your schools are listed. For each school, move the circles to choose the range of grades that will see the primary student experience. Once you have selected one of the circles, you can also use the left and right arrows to decrease or increase the grade by 1.
  2. The grades shown above the circles and those in between will see the primary student interface. Other students will see the independent reader interface. In the example below, grades K-3 will see the primary interface.

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

    In the popup window, set the range; then, select Apply to All. (You still need to save your changes.)

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