Accelerated Reader (AR)
Crosby Accelerated Reader

Crosby Elementary School Library

Accelerated Reader

All students in 1st grade through 5th grade at Crosby Elementary participate in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program.

According to Renaissance (2015):
AR is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.”

At the beginning, middle, and toward the end of the school year, students take the AR 360 STAR Test which evaluates the independent reading level of each student. Each student is assigned a Reading Range based on their individual test results. A student can pick any book within their Reading Range to read and take a quiz on. If a student passes the quiz, they earn AR points. The students are given goals to reach to improve their reading.

Click on this link to go to the Parents Guide to Accelerated Reader by Renaissance.

The Crosby Library, with support from PTA, encourages students to participate in the AR Program by providing an AR Store. Students can trade their points for prizes. We have footballs, basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, and other prizes that the students can earn for reading and taking quizzes.