My Goals

On the My Goals tab, you can see your progress toward reading practice goals; if you don't have goals, you will see the points you have earned for the school year. If you come to this page through Renaissance Home Connect, you will only see your reading progress. This is the first tab that you see when you select Progress in Accelerated Reader or when you use Renaissance Home Connect.

Note to parents: To look up quizzes, go to https://www.arbookfind.com/.

If you are using Renaissance Home Connect, and your school or class is not using Accelerated Reader, you will not see reading practice goals. If you have taken a Star Reading test in the selected marking period (or your child has taken one), you will see the score and ZPD on the right, and you can select Get Email Updates to receive emails whenever Star tests are taken.

At the top of the page, the marking period that is happening now (current) is selected in the drop-down list, and the graph shows where today is in the marking period and how much time is left in it. You can choose a different marking period from the drop-down list.

Reading Goals

If you have reading goals during the marking period, you will see a table like this example:

If you don't have goals, you will see how many points you have earned for the school year in the School Year Totals on this page.

Reading goals are about the reading quizzes that you take. You might not have all three reading goals - your teacher will decide which goals you have.

% Correct goals are for your scores on quizzes; the more questions you answer correctly, the better your % correct will be.

Book Level goals are about how hard the books are that you pass quizzes for. Choose books with book levels that are the same as or higher than your goal. You will see your book level goal and your progress either as an ATOS book level or a Lexile® Measure.

Points goals are for how many points you earn by reading books and passing quizzes; you can see the percent of the goal you have earned.

For each goal, if you have met the goal exactly, you will see . If you have done better or more than your goal, you will see . If you have not met a goal yet, you will not see the smiling face next to that line.

My School Year Totals

Below your goals, you will see a table showing you how many reading points you have earned this school year by taking Accelerated Reader quizzes. You may also see math points if you have done math practice assignments. (You won't see math points if you are using Home Connect.)

More About Your Work

On the right side of the page, you will see more information about your work. What you see depends on the work you have done and how you got to this page. (If you are using Home Connect, you will only see information about your reading work.)

  • Words Read: This shows how many words you have read based on the quizzes you have passed.
  • Percent of Reading Fiction and Nonfiction: These show what percent of your reading was fiction and how much was nonfiction. This can help you see if your reading is balanced between the two.
  • Activities Completed: How many quizzes, article assignments, math practices and quizzes, and Star Custom tests you have done.
  • Activities Passed: How many Reading Practice, Article, Other Reading, and Literacy Skills Quizzes you have passed.
  • ZPD and Lexile® Range: ZPD stands for Zone of Proximal Development. It shows the range of book levels that it is suggested you read in order to grow. Lexile® Range also shows the range of levels that it is suggested you read in, but it uses Lexile® levels instead of ATOS book levels.
  • Star Reading Score and Star Math Score: Your score on your latest Star Reading test. You may also see your latest Star Math score.
  • The ZPD and Star scores are only shown for tests taken in the marking period that is selected at the top of the page. Star Math scores are only shown for some subscriptions.

Seeing Other Progress

Click one of the other tabs to see more information about your work. If your teacher has set certification goals, you can see them on the My Certifications tab. The My Completed Work tab shows you the reading quizzes, math practices and quizzes, and Star Custom tests that you have taken.

Email Updates

If you are in Renaissance Home Connect, you can select Get Email Updates to choose to receive emails when your child finishes a test, quiz, or assignment.

Going Back to the Reading Page

If you want to go back to find and take a Reading Quiz, select Reading at the top of the page. This option is not there if you are using Renaissance Home Connect.