Interest Level Restrictions Preference

Use this preference to restrict the books that students can take Accelerated Reader quizzes for based on interest levels. Students can find quizzes with the interest levels that you don't allow, but they cannot take quizzes on those books unless you allow teachers to use the monitor password for reading quizzes to override the restriction.

How to get to this preference

To get to the Interest Level Restrictions 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 Interest Level Restrictions under the Student Preferences on the Preferences page.

How to set the preference

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District-level administrators, school-level administrators, teachers

District-level administrators can set the preference for students in all classes at all schools. School-level administrators can set the preference for students in all classes at their schools. Teachers can set the preference for students in their classes. Other staff cannot set the preference unless they have been granted special permissions, but they can view the settings.

  1. By default, one of your classes is selected, and all of the students in the class are listed.
  2. If you want to set the preference for students in a different class, select the link under the preference name.

    If necessary, select a school in the first column. Select a single class in the second column.

    In the third column, you can either select All Students or choose Select Students and check the students that you want to set the preference for. When you're done, select Apply.

    You can search the items in a column by clicking within that column and then typing Ctrl+F or control-F on the keyboard.

  3. The students in the class are listed. For each student, check the interest levels for which you want to allow the student to take quizzes. (You can override these restrictions with the monitor password for reading quizzes if the Monitor Password Override preference allows this.)
  4. If you want to use the same setting for all of the selected students, select Set All above the table.

    In the popup window, check the interest levels that you want to allow; then, select Apply to All. (You still need to save your changes.)

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