Quiz Retake Restrictions Preference

Use this preference to set whether students are allowed to retake Accelerated Reader quizzes, and if so, how long they must wait before retaking a quiz. This preference applies to Reading Practice Quizzes, Literacy Skills Quizzes, Other Reading Quizzes, and Vocabulary Practice Quizzes. It does not apply to article quizzes.

By allowing students to retake quizzes after a specified period of time, teachers can give students credit for books they have re-read.

When retaking a quiz is not allowed, teachers may still deactivate quiz records to allow a quiz to be retaken in special circumstances.

How to get to this preference

To get to the Quiz Retake 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 or one of the Star products on the Home page and then choose Preferences from the popup menu.

  3. Select Quiz Retake Restrictions under the Class 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 all classes at all schools. School-level administrators can set the preference for all classes at their schools. Teachers can set the preference for their classes. Other staff cannot set the preference unless they have been granted special permissions, but they can view the settings.

  1. By default, all of your classes are listed.
  2. If you want to set the preference for specific classes, select the link under the preference name.

    If necessary, select a school in the first column. In the right column, you can either select All Classes and Groups or choose Select Classes and Groups and check the classes. 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. Your classes are listed. For each class, select the drop-down list and choose the setting you prefer.
  4. Never means that students are never allowed to retake quizzes (unless you deactivate the student's quiz record).

    The remaining settings mean that students may retake quizzes, but you choose the number of school years that must pass before the student may retake a quiz.

    For example, if you choose after 1 school year, students who have taken a Reading Practice, Other Reading, or Vocabulary Practice in the 2017-2018 school year may retake that quiz as soon as the next school year (2018-2019) begins in your software (based on the school year dates set when the administrator adds the school year). For Literacy Skills Quizzes, students may take a quiz up to 3 times in the specified time period. In this example, students who had taken the Literacy Skills Quiz in the 2017-2018 school year can still take the quiz up to 3 times in the 2018-2019 school year.

    If you choose after 5 school years, students in the 2018-2019 school year can only retake quizzes that were taken before the start of the 2014-2015 school year (for Reading Practice, Literacy Skills, and Other Reading Quizzes):

    • 2017-2018 is one year ago
    • 2016-2017 is two years ago
    • 2015-2016 is three years ago
    • 2014-2015 is four years ago
    • 2013-2014 is five years ago

    In this example, students would be able to take Literacy Skills Quizzes up to 3 times in the time period after the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

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

    In the popup window, use the drop-down list to choose the setting that you prefer; 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.)