Accelerated Reader

Sunny View Elementary & Polk County Middle School have purchased access to the new Accelerated Reader and STAR Reading.  The students data has been sent to AR for conversion into this new format.  While this is happening, teachers will want to take a little time and review some of the training documents linked below.

Accelerated Reader is now available.  Use the link below for teacher access.  


The students can access the site from the Start menu when they log onto a school computer or from the link on the Polk County Schools; website.



Getting Started Documents:

Accelerated Reader:

Book Level, Interest Level, Points, and Student Reading LevelExplains the key measurements that enable you to guide students to appropriate books.
Classroom Practices—The 10 Most ImportantLists the recommended 10 key practices to help ensure reading success for all students.
Classroom Practices—For Primary GradesTips to help with your Accelerated Reader implementation in the early grades.
Classroom Practices—For Upper GradesTips for middle school and high school implementation of Accelerated Reader.
Goal Setting Best PracticesExplains ZPD and reading practice goals, describes the goal-setting process, and provides best practices for adjusting goals.
Labeling Books for Accelerated Reader: Tips for LibrariansOffers librarians practical suggestions for labeling their library books for use with Accelerated Reader.
Points in Accelerated ReaderExplains how points measure reading practice.
Scheduling Reading Practice TimeProvides strategies for finding time for daily reading practice in all grades.
Spanish/English Classroom StrategiesStrategies for getting started with Accelerated Reader in a Spanish/English classroom, including implementation tips.
Status of the ClassExplains how to effectively monitor every student’s reading progress through brief daily conferences; provides teacher routines and sample questions.
Strategies for Motivating Your ReadersLists strategies for getting and keeping students interested, acknowledging success, and involving the community.


STAR Reading

ResourceDescription
Benchmarks, Cut Scores, and Growth RatesProvides guidelines to help categorize student performance and expected growth rates.
Core Progress for Reading - Learn MoreProvides additional information about Core Progress learning progression for reading.
Core Progress for Reading White PaperAn empirically validated learning progression.
DefinitionsExplains test scores.
Enter Core Progress for ReadingGo to a research-based progression of knowledge and skills. Helps you identify knowledge gaps, differentiate instruction, and determine next steps.
Enterprise OverviewDescribes Enterprise features.
Functional Grade LevelGives a definition and Functional Grade Level for each scaled score range.
Interpretations and RecommendationsProvides guidance for setting up interventions, goals, and benchmarks in the software.
Interpreting Performance ReportsExplains how to read and analyze Performance reports.
Pretest InstructionsProvides preparation checklist and sample script to use with students.
Pretest Instructions - Enterprise TestProvides preparation checklist and sample script to use with students taking the STAR Reading Enterprise test.
Software ManualProvides step-by-step instructions for using the program.
Software TipsProvides helpful hints to get you started using the program.
Student Growth Percentiles (SGP)Explains SGP and defines testing windows.
Technical ManualProvides technical information about how the program was developed.





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