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Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension.

Students select books on their reading level, read independently or with a buddy, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer.

Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right. The program tracks their progress over the course of the school year.

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Discuss with your teacher your individual reading level. You will be required to read books that have a reading level within a specific range, for example: reading level 5.7 - 6.3. 

If you read a book below your reading level, it will be very easy to read, but may not be acceptable to your teacher for earning points for your Accelerated Reader assignments. 

If you read a book above your reading level, it will be more difficult to read, and may or may not be acceptable to your teacher for earning points for your Accelerated Reader assignments. It is best to read within the Accelerated Reader (AR) range assigned by your reading teacher.  

Find an AR Book

Take an AR Quiz


Accelerated Reader
Student Directions
  • Find a book that you would like to read, and check to see if there’s an AR quiz for it you can use the “AR Book Find” on this page.  

  • Read the book.

  • Go to a school computer, and click on the pyramid icon that says, “Welcome to Renaissance Place” you can also use this webpage to take an AR test by clicking under the pyramid. 

  • Click to log in as a student.

  • Your student number is your username (it’s the long number on your schedule), and the password is your legal first name.

  • Now, you’ll be on the home screen.  Click the “Start Working” button under the Accelerated Reader tab. Type in the title of the book, and click on “search”.

  • When you see the book, click on “Take Quiz” button.

  • For the type of quiz, select “Reading Practice” then select how the book was read (read to, read with someone, or read by myself), and click on the green “Start Quiz” button.
  • Rio Tierra Students click here to take Accelerated Reader test.
  • Good luck, and have fun!