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AR (Accelerated Reader)

AR is an incentive for students and will be used to monitor their independent reading throughout the year.
Please encourage your child to read each evening as part of a fun, daily routine. 
Students will be encouraged to read both non-fiction and fiction books (our goal is 50% fiction and 50% non-fiction).
Students who meet their point goal and have an average percent correct of 85% or higher will be able to participate in an AR celebration!
AR will not be used to determine a child's letter grade on report cards, but will be included when determining effort grades (per Heights policy, students who do not meet their AR goals will receive an "N" under "works independently" on effort section of report cards). 

Students need to read their book at least three times before testing. Students are encourage to eventually take 2-3 AR quizzes a week to meet their goal.




      Book level Goal: Is the level of books that I would like to see your child read by the END of each quarter. We do not really concentrate on this aspect of AR.


Book Color: Is the color of books your child would be checking out of the library. 
Point Goal: Each quarter your child will receive a new point goal. This is averaged in with the amount of time your child spends on reading daily. Your child should be reading about 20-25 minutes on their own or to you. The point goal is the amount of points your child will make by the end of the quarter. After each practice quiz, your child will accumulate points, you can see how many points each book is worth on the inside of the book (if borrowed from the school library). Usually one book is worth 0.5 if they recieve a 100%.
1. Example Video of an AR test being taken


AR Home Connect


Renaissance Home Connect allows you to see how your child is doing with their AR quizzes. You can see their average percent correct, how many points they have earned for the quarter, and you can even view a virtual "bookshelf" of all the AR books they have read since Kindergarten! To sign up, see below:

Username: the student’s network account username: (i.e. - cx13669)  (if you don't have your child's username, let me know)
Password: =SETA225

Note the password has an equal sign. It must be entered. The password is also case-sensitive, so use all caps.



  • You can also set it up to get an email each time your child takes an AR quiz (via the “Email Setup Link”).
  • Here is a screenshot from Home Connect:


 To find out if the books you have are AR books:


To Take Sample AR quizzes at home as practice:






Please check your students homework binder every Monday to check if they are on track for meeting their AR goal!