Students earn points for the following assignments:

  • Accelerated Reader Reading Practice Quizzes (including Teacher-Made Quizzes)
  • Accelerated Reader Other Reading Quizzes
  • Accelerated Reader 360 Article Quizzes
  • Accelerated Math Instructional Practice activities (practices and quizzes)

In Accelerated Reader, points are a measure of the amount of reading practice a student is getting. Every Reading Practice Quiz and Other Reading Quiz has a point value assigned to it based on the book level and the word count of the book (the book's difficulty and length). Students earn points by passing the Reading Practice Quizzes and Other Reading Quizzes. The points that a student earns on a quiz are based on the total point value of the quiz and the score the student received on it.

For Article Quizzes (available if you have Accelerated Reader 360), students earn up to 1 point for each passed quiz, depending on their score.

For math points, students earn 1 point for each item they see, regardless of whether the item was answered correctly. Math points measure the amount of activity.

Teachers can set goals for the number of reading points that each student should earn during a specified time period. These goals are included on some reports and in some dashboards.