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JPS High School Division Accelerated Reader Program

Each term 9th and 10th grade students are required to participate in Accelerated Reader (AR). Each student is responsible for reading a certain number of books based on the his/her ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development).  Each Accelerated Reader book is assigned a point value, reading level, interest level, and quiz number. Students will accumulate a determined amount of points each term.  Upon completion of reading a title, students are expected to take an AR assessment that coincides with the reading to obtain a score.  Points earned are based on the score they make on the test.  

Ask the Librarian

Librarians will provide support through email or zoom to all students and staff daily between the hours of 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. During this time the media specialist will:

  • address all things AR. 
  • reset passwords and clear locked students in Renaissance.
  • provide reading levels if needed. 
  • assist with book recommendations.
  • help students navigate the MyOn reading platform.

AR Facilitation

AR will be facilitated through History courses.  Teachers facilitating AR are responsible for:

  • giving students their ZPD reading level.
  • ensure that students take an AR exam every two (2) weeks.
  • assigning a one (1) test grade for participation in AR.

 

ACCELERATED READER POINT REQUIREMENT

POINT DUE DATES

2nd Term: October 21, 2020 - January 13, 2021 

Point Due Date:  January 8, 2021

3rd Term: January 14, 2021 - March 25, 2021

Point Due Date:  March 19, 1021

4th Term: March 26, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Point Due Date:  April 23, 2021

 

INCENTIVES will be determined by building level administrator.

 

Synchronous Student Expectations

  • Earn 85% or better on quizzes taken.
  • Each term, the AR Program is worth 1 test grade in the student’s History course. If a student fails to reach the required point goal, he/she will receive partial credit for his/her History AR Assessment Exam.
  • Quizzes must be completed in the presence of the AR facilitator via Canvas/Zoom.
  • If a student knows he/she will be absent on the date that the points are due, he/she is responsible for taking the quiz upon return.
  • Students can earn extra credit points by earning more than the required points. Extra credit points can be used in the History course only.  The History teacher determines how the points will be used.  

Asynchronous Students

  • Students will be able to contact the media specialist for support between the hours of 

8 a. m. – 9 a. m. via google voice.  

  • The librarian will offer reading suggestions
  • The librarian will schedule conference with student to transcribe AR exam responses.
  • The librarian will be available for any other concerns as it pertains to AR.

 

  • The librarian will send out reminder messages via School Status about reading and testing deadlines.  In the event a student cannot meet during the scheduled time slot, arrangements will be made based on his/her availability. 

 

  • The librarian will make 5 attempts to contact the parent/student:  3 voice calls via google voice, 1 call via school status and 1 test message via school status.

 

  • Students not meeting the expectations of AR requirements parents will be notified via School Status.

 

  • Fliers will be sent home prior to AR Kick-off with librarian contact information.

 

  • Earn 85% or better on quizzes.

 

  • Each term, the AR Program is worth 1 test grade in the student’s History course. If a student fails to reach the required point goal, he/she will receive partial credit for his/her History AR Assessment Exam based on their earned points.