Accelerated Reading

Accelerated Reader (AR) is an individualized reading practice program designed to increase reading comprehension. As partners with Renaissance Learning, the developers of Accelerated Reader, MTC offers access to over 160,000 Accelerated Reader quizzes. These quizzes are designed to measure a student’s ability to read and comprehend books in their reading level. Students may only take quizzes at school. Students are encouraged to take their AR quizzes in the technology lab before school (7:00 – 7:30 a.m.) or during their library time.

Accelerated Reading Goals:
Children are assigned AR reading goals which are based on the results of their STAR assessment. Children are encouraged to read beyond their set goal.

Accelerated Reading Grades:
Library/Media Skills is an ELA subskill on MTC Diocesan Report Card. The grade earned in Library/Media Skills is based on the Accelerated Reading (AR) goal percentage achieved. For grades 3-8, AR goals are based on the STAR Reading assessment, average percent correct and selected minutes of daily reading. Children are encouraged to “reach for the stars” by going beyond the Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reading Goal.

The Library/Media Skills Grading Scale:
4 = Student achieved 100 percent of their AR Goal
3= Student achieved 90 – 99 percent of their AR Goal
2= Student achieved 80 – 89 percent of their AR Goal
1= Student achieved below 79 percent of their AR Goal

How to check AR Progress:
Username: located on front of planner
Password: MTC
Click “Accelerated Reader”
Click “Progress” located in top right corner