Accelerated Reader is a research-based program by Renaissance Learning that develops children’s reading comprehension with regular practice and assessment. Students take a test to determine their Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), which is the level that optimal learning takes place—not too hard or too easy.
Once the ZPD is determined, a child can select reading material that is appropriate for their independent reading practice. Each time a child finishes a book, he or she takes an online quiz on the book. Points are earned based on their quiz scores. Students work toward achieving their individual goal that is set for them.
Accelerated Reader Home Connect
Parents can receive instant email updates each time your child takes an Accelerated Reader quiz.
To set up this feature, click here to go to the Renaissance Home Connect login page and enter your child’s login information (you child’s teacher can get this for you).
Your homepage will open, with a large tab that says “Reading.” At the very top of the page is your child’s name, a link to change the site language to Spanish, and a link that says “Email Setup.” Click on the Email Setup link.
A new page will open that says “Share Results and Progress.” Below that title are fields where you will enter your name and email. Enter the email address where you would like to receive updates about your child’s AR quizzes. You can add more than one email address by clicking the “Add” button. Also, you can change the language of the reports by selecting the box for Spanish under the email field.
You will receive instant updates via email each time your child takes an A.R. quiz!
Accelerated Reader Book Finder
Do you want to help your children choose books, or learn how to choose the right books for themselves? AR BookFinder™ is the answer. Use this site to help find AR books at various reading that are both interesting and enjoyable. Many of these books can be found at our school library or at the Santa Clarita public libraries. Accelerated Reader offers quizzes on more than 150,000 books.