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Accelerated Reader

Aikin Reading Certification Levels
Certifications are earned in sequential order. 
2016-17

1st  Grade students will start at Independent Certification.   

Independent Reader: Students must accumulate 10 points by passing quizzes with 80% or above on one's own, three of the books must be a 1.2 or higher reading level.  Before the student is formally certified as an Independent Reader, the teacher must approve the status. This gives the teacher the opportunity to check and be sure the student can truly read on his or her own.

Independent - T-shirt (One shirt will be given for each grade level.  Any 1st graders receiving Super 5 will get a water bottle)

*2nd Grade students will start at Rising Reader Certification

Rising Reader: Students must accumulate 10 points on books read independently, with 80% or above, three books must be a 1.6 or higher.  (wildcat pencil)
Book choices can be 1/2 or 1 point books.

Rising 2 - Accumulate an additional 10 points on books at 1/2 or 1 point each and pass quizzes on one's own....................(Sonic Coupon)

Rising 3 -Accumulate an additional 10 points on books at 1/2 or 1 point each and pass quizzes on one's own....................(supply box)

Rising 4 -Accumulate an additional 10 points on books at 1/2 or 1 point each and pass quizzes on one's own....................(book)

Rising 5 -Accumulate an additional 10 points on books at 1/2 or 1 point each and pass quizzes on one's own...........(grab bag)

*1st or 2nd Grade students who achieve Super Reader Certification 

Super Reader: Students will read three books with a reading level 2.0, one point each, independently, and pass the quizzes (80 or above) on one's own. The teacher must approve certification. (Braums Coupon)

Super 2 - Read three additional books at one point each and pass quizzes on one's own......
6 books total..............(Sticker Machine)

Super 3 - Read three additional books at one point each and pass quizzes on one's own......
9 books total..............(Whataburger coupon)

Super 4 - Read three additional books at one point each and pass quizzes on one's own......
12 books total.............(Schlotzsky's Cinnabon)

Super 5 - Read three additional books at one point each and pass quizzes on one's own......
15 books total.............(Super t-shirt)

*1st or 2nd Grade students who achieve Advanced Reader Certification.

Advanced Reader: Read three books with a reading level 3.0, two points each, independently, and pass the quizzes on one's own. The books must be a 3.0 or higher reading level. This holds true for all advanced reader certifications. (Sonic)

Advanced 2 - Read three additional books at two points each and pass the quizzes on one's own......6 books total.....(grab bag)

Advanced 3 - Read three additional books at two points each and pass the quizzes on one's own......9 books total.....(Dairy Queen Kids Meal)

Advanced 4 - Read three additional books at two points each and pass the quizzes on one's own.....12 books total....(Library assistant)

Advanced 5 - Read three additional books at two points each and pass the quizzes on one's own.....15 books total.....(Wildcat Backsack)

 

Star Reader: Read three books Independently written at a 4.0 reading level or higher and marked four or more points each, and pass the quizzes on one's own. (Applebee's Kid Meal coupon)

            Star 2 - Read three additional Star books.......6 books total....(Arby's coupon)

            Star 3 - Read three additional Star books........9 books total...(Pizza Hut coupon)

            Star 4 - Read three additional Star books.......12 books total...(Poster or Book)

            Star 5 - Read three additional Star books.......15 books total...(SONIC Sundae) 

Classic & Honors Certifications are earned only if the student has completed all of the grade appropriate levels.

Classic Reader: Read three books Independently with a 6.0 level or higher worth at least 7 points and pass the quizzes on one's own. (80 or above) to be certified as a Classic reader.  (Movie Bucks) 

Honors Reader: Read and accumulate 100 points from the books of your choice. (Trophy at end of School Year) 

 3rd & 4th Graders will be rewarded for reading through an AR Point Store.  Mrs Garrison will invite students to the Library to spend their points.  3rd & 4th graders will also be recognizied verbally in the classroom for reaching Certification Levels.  Any student working toward Honors Reader needs to check with Library staff to make sure they are following the correct path.

Accelerated Reader Guidelines for Taking AR Tests
Parents are invited to come take AR tests with their children until the children become "Independent Readers".

 The guidelines are:
1. Parents or helpers are only allowed to read the questions for students who need assistance.
2. The book being tested should remain closed.
3. The students should choose the answers to questions all by themselves as this checks their comprehension.
(Failure to follow the guidelines could result in deletion of tests from the student's record.)

AR testing hours are Monday-Thursday 7:20- 3:30 and Friday 7:20-3:00

For questions about  the Aikin AR program  e-mail Melanie Loughmiller or Kay Garrison