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CKS Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader is a website that allows students to login at school using their CKS user name and password and take quizzes on books they have read.

Students receive points for each quiz taken based on the book’s reading level, length, and the percentage of questions answered correctly. No points are awarded for scores less than 60%. The website also gives us access to quizzes for most of the stories that are in the Journeys reading series used in grades K-5. Journeys quizzes in which a student answers at least 80% of the questions correctly are worth ½ point each.

The AR website keeps a record of quizzes taken and points accumulated during the school year. To search for AR books go to the website www.arbookfind.com. Starting in fall, 2014, you can search for books by Lexile level.

Accelerated Reader Rewards

Laminated AR tags, which come with chains that students can attach to their book bags, are awarded as goals are reached in GRADES K-5. For example, the first grade goal is three points so a first grader receives a tag every time he or she accumulates three points. A special tag and a new chain is given if a student accumulates 10, 20, or 30 tags. As students reach those levels point goals rise to create more challenge.

POINTS NEEDED

First 10 tags

Tags 11-20

Tags 21-???

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1

2

3

Grade 1

3

4

6

Grade 2

5

7

10

Grade 3

8

12

16

Grade 4

9

13

18

Grade 5

10

15

20

Points are tallied every Friday, and the following week the principal announces the names of students receiving tags. At the end of each month, the homeroom is announced with the highest percent correct on their quizzes. Trophies are awarded at the end of the school year to the two students with the highest point totals in each grade (1-5).

MIDDLE SCHOOL students earn house points for AR.