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									      Accelerated Reader:

The Reward Program Designed to
 Increase Student Reading Skills
               &
         Reading Levels
Accelerated Reader (AR):
       World’s Most Popular Reading Management Software
       Easy & Effective Way for Teachers to Monitor All Forms of Guided Reading Practice
       Teaches Use the AR Renaissance Place to Obtain Detailed, Objective Data to Coincide
       with Instruction to Ensure Success for Every Student, Regardless of Reading Level

Objectives:
   1. Get Students Excited About Books. Focus your Attention on Careful Reading of Books,
      which Improves Students’ Critical-Thinking Skills & Builds an Intrinsic Love of Reading
   2. Obtain Reliable, Objective Information. AR Consists of Over 100,000 Quizzes on
      Books from Publishers Around the World. There are also 5 Different Types of Quizzes
      that Display Valuable Data on Students’ Textbook Reading, Library Book Reading, and
      Literacy Skills Development (Currently: CLMS has 2,000 AR Quizzes Online)
                             Reading Practice Quizzes
                             Textbook Series Quizzes
                             Recorded Voice Quizzes
                             Literacy Skills Quizzes
                             Vocabulary Practice Quizzes
   3. Help Every Student Master Standards. Research has Proven that Accelerated Reader
      Helps Teachers Raise Scores on State Tests and Ensure Mastery of Standards
   4. Improve Classroom Management. AR Teachers Report a Higher Attendance Rate,
      Fewer Discipline Problems, and Improved Attitudes Among their Students
   5. Keep Each Student Challenged. With AR, Teachers Continuously Guide their Students
      to Appropriate Books & Curriculum within their Zone of Proximal Development
      (ZPD). This means that Every Student is Being Challenged without Being Frustrated

3 Easy Steps to a Successful AR Program:
   1. Student Reads a Book. Students Read a Library or Textbook Selection. Every Selection
      is Monitored, including Guided, Paired, Literature-based, & Textbook Reading
   2. Student Takes a Quiz. AR offers more than 75,000 Quizzes on National Library Books
      & Popular Reading Textbook Series. The Quizzes provide Assessment Data to Help
      Instructors Motivate Reading, Monitor Progress, & Target Instruction, in order to
      Accelerate Reading Growth
   3. Instructors Obtain Information for Research & Additional Assistance. AR Reports
      are Easy-to-Read Documents that Display the Reading Level and Comprehension Skills
      of Each Student. This Data Helps Teachers to Guide Instruction and Assist those Students
      that Need to Select More Appropriate Reading Level Materials

Accelerated Reader Online Quiz List:

      http://newtoncountyschools.org/clements/MoreQuizInfo.htm
Accelerated Reader Reports Available:
       Reader Certification – Displays the Classification System for Determining CMS
       Student Improvement in Reading
       Student Points Report – Displays the Number of Points a Student has Accumulated.
       The Information can also be Incorporated into the LA Grade/ Each Quarter or Semester
       Diagnostic Report – A Monthly Report that provides Data on the Books Read and
       Quizzes Taken, by the Students
       Student Record Report – A Helpful Supplement Document to a Progress Report/
       Report Card that Displays the Student’s Progress in the Program
       TOPS Report – A Report Designed to Encourage & Motivate Students towards Further
       Progress in the Program, as they Work to Elevate their Reading Levels
       Marking Period Progress Report – A Report that Displays the Score Averages &
       Progress Being Made, by Individual Classes

Incentives for Students
   1. Pizza Party/ Each Semester
         a. Allow Students to Attend the Party, who have:
                  i. Accumulated min. 50 AR Points/ per Semester
                 ii. Perfect Attendance
               iii. Showed the Most Improvement
                iv. Hardest Worker on the Academic Team
   2. Pizza Party Door Prizes
   3. Raffled-off Big Prizes
         a. Bike (2/ per Grade Level; 1 Boy & 1 Girl; Total of 6 Bikes)
         b. Gift Certificates/ other Small Items
   4. Assortment of Small Prizes
         a. Bookmarks, Erasers, Pencils, Super Ball, Hot Wheels Cars
   5. Teacher Created Coupons
         a. Extra Points for a Quiz/Test
         b. Extra Bathroom Pass
         c. Free Homework Grade

Accelerated Reader Point System:
              10 pts – Small Prize: Bookmark, Pencil, Eraser
              25 pts – Ice Cream Party + Teacher Coupon
              50 pts – Pizza Party + 1 Raffle Ticket
              75 pts – Movie Night + Small Prize
              100 pts – Additional Raffle Ticket + Teacher Coupon
              125 pts & up – AR Certificate Banquet + Photo on the Wall of Fame

Courtesy: Renaissance Learning, Inc., “AR: Building a Lifelong Love of Reading and
Learning,” Accelerated Reader Renaissance Learning Website,
http://www.renlearn.com/ar/overview/, July 31, 2006.
             Table of Contents
1.  Accelerated Reader Overview
2.  Table of Contents
3.  Official Goal for Achievement
4.  Participant Responsibilities
    a. Teacher
    b. Student
    c. Library Media Specialist
    d. Computer Lab Para Pro
    e. Administrators
    f. AR Team Responsibilities
5. Awards/Incentives
6. AR Points System
7. Reader Certification
8. Goal Setting Chart
9. Student Reading Log
10. Accelerated Reader Honor Code Statement
Official Goal: The Clements Middle School staff will strive to
improve student reading skills & reading levels, by promoting
Accelerated Reading books school-wide & working extremely
hard with those students in need of improvement, in order to
ultimately produce an 85-100% success rate for all students
taking AR reading quizzes.


This accomplishment will:
        1. Demonstrate the AR Program’s Effectiveness &
           Need
        2. Display the Improvements made in CMS Student
           Reading & Test-Taking Skills
        3. Boost Student/Teacher Confidence & Excitement for
           AR
        4. Reinforce the Dedication & Determination made by
           the Teachers, Students, LMS and Administrators
                  Teacher Responsibilities
1. School-wide Teacher Participation
     a. Enthusiastic Support for the AR Program
     b. Dedication to Student Improvement & Achievement
     c. A Strong Collaborative Effort between the CLMS Teachers
        and the LMS
     d. Willingness to Consolidate & Maintain a Collection of
        Reports for their Academic Teams, Grade Level, and
        Students w/Customized Plans
     e. Willingness to Use the Generated Reports to Better Assist
        Students in Need of Additional Assistance
2. Teacher Duties:
     a. Designate 1 Computer in the Classroom/ AR Quizzes
     b. Collaborate w/ LMS to ensure that Students are Reading their
        AR Reading Level Appropriate Books & Practicing for their
        AR Quizzes
     c. Collaborate w/ Computer Para Pro to Administer the STAR
        Placement Test at the Start & End of Each Year
     d. Discuss Ideas for Program Improvement w/ the LMS
     e. Explain the Goal-Setting Chart & Points/Award System
     f. Periodically, Reinforce the Incentives to Further Motivate
        Students to Read throughout the Semester
     g. Periodically, Check Student Reading Logs & Note the
        Overall Progress or Need for Additional Reading
     h. Periodically, Obtain Student Reports to Discover Any
        Problem Areas or Students in Need of Additional Help
     i. Elevate or Decelerate Student Reading Levels Based on
        Objective Quiz Results *Note: (Move Student Reading
        Levels up .5, if they are Repeatedly Scoring 100 on AR
        quizzes
     j. Print-out Student Reports as a Supplemental Document to the
        Report Card & Progress Reports
     k. Print-out Diagnostic Reports, for Mr. Cannon during
        Progress Reports and at the End of Each Semester
                    Student Responsibilities

1. Student Requirements
     a. Parents/Students Must Sign an AR Honor Code Statement at
        the Start of the AR Program
2. Student Duties
     a. Must Keep a Reading Folder Containing:
           i. AR Program Information
          ii. Reading Logs
         iii. Generated Student Record, Point Totals, & TOPS
              Reports
         iv. Awards/Incentive Sheet
          v. Optional: Individualized Plans developed by the
              Teacher/Student, but approved by the LMS
     b. Need to bring Reading Logs to the Media Center whenever
        checking-out AR Books
     c. Read minimum of 6 Reading Level appropriate Accelerated
        Reader Books/ Each 9 weeks
     d. Read minimum of 25 Books/ Each School Year
     e. Must score at least a 75% to pass the AR Quiz
     f. May not take more than 1 AR Quiz/ Per Day
3. Student Input
     a. Comments, and/or Suggestions will be Valued & Considered,
        by the LMS
     b. Incentives will be chosen based on Collective Input from
        Teachers, Students, LMS, and Administrators
        Library Media Specialist Responsibilities
1. Media Specialists Participation
     a. Enthusiastic Support for the AR Program
     b. Dedication to Student Improvement & Achievement
     c. A Strong Collaborative Effort between the CLMS Teachers
        and the LMS
     d. Willingness to Consolidate & Maintain a Collection of
        Reports by Academic Teams, Grade Level, and Students
        w/Customized Plans
     e. Willingness to Use the Generated Reports to Better Assist
        Students in Need of Additional Assistance
2. Media Specialist Duties:
     a. Conduct Inventory of AR Books in the Media Center
     b. Become Oriented w/ AR Renaissance Place Software
     c. Disperse the AR Folders to All Participating Teachers
     d. Decorate the Bulletin Boards/Displays for AR Reading
     e. Provide at least 1 In-Library Computer for AR Quizzes
     f. Promote Student Reading & the AR Books Available
     g. Instruct the Teachers in How to Use the AR Renaissance
        Place Data Management Software
     h. Orient Students in How to Participate in the Program
     i. Conduct Book Talks
     j. Assist Students with the Location of AR books
     k. Collaborate w/ Teachers to Implement the Program
     l. Obtain Student Reports to Discover Weak Areas
     m. Administer Practice Questions & Informal Pop Quizzes to
        Help Reduce Nervousness & Test Anxiety
     n. Purchase Grade Level Appropriate Books, Quizzes, & Labels
        for the AR Reading Levels/Points Awarded
     o. Collect Student Diagnostic Reports, from All Participating
        Teachers/ Each 9 Weeks
     p. Offer Additional Incentives to Students that Display a
        Dramatic Improvement in Reading or Test-Taking
           Computer Lab Para Pro Responsibilities
1.   Computer Lab Para Pro Duties
       a. Collaborate w/ Library Media Specialist to find the Best
          Method for Students to take the AR Quizzes
       b. Schedule Language Arts Classes to take the STAR Reading
          Level Placement Test at the Start & End of Each Year
       c. Add/Enroll any New Students into the AR program
       d. Offer AR Practice Quizzes to All Students
       e. Supply Students with a Test-Taking Tips Sheet
       f. Reinforce the Awards/Incentives to further Motivate Student
          Progress in the AR Program
               Administrator Responsibilities

1. Administrator Duties
     a. Mandate the Structure of the Program
     b. Institute a School-Wide Priority for Teacher Participation on
        All Grade Levels
     c. Continue Providing Adequate Funding to Maintain & Expand
        the AR Book Collection and Online Quizzes
     d. Promote the AR Program in Morning Announcements
     e. Strive to Obtain Incentives for Students that Generate &
        Exceed the 100 AR Points Allotted/Each Semester
     f. Coordinate w/ the Team Leadership Committee and/or LMS
        about Additional Materials that are Needed or Required for
        Student Success
     g. Periodically, Ask Students:
            i. What book are you currently reading?
           ii. What is the book about?
          iii. How many books have you read for the AR Program
               this quarter?
          iv. What is your favorite book? Why?
           v. Are You Excited About Having the Chance to Win a
               Bike?
             AR Team Responsibilities Suggestions

AR is a school-wide program required by our School Improvement Plan.
To be successful it will take a “Team” effort by all teaching teams and
individual participants, in order to implement a successful AR program.
LA teachers will need to be the driving force for the program within
each team for obvious reasons; however, some LA teachers may just
want to be the point person to print reports and deliver scores, while
others may want more control to the point of handling all aspects of the
program for their respective team, including student folders, reading
logs, book approvals, prizes & awards allocation. These matters should
be decided on by each team according to unique skills and situations.

The AR Program should not overburden the LA teachers, but rather to
allow them the flexibility to structure their program in the way that best
suits the team and their students. For instance, Team 7-B and Team 7-C
decided to divide the student folders up by homeroom – a different color
for each homeroom. This year each homeroom teacher will check each
student’s reading log every Friday during homeroom and then give them
a “complete, incomplete, absent or no effort” mark on a participation
sheet. Homeroom teachers will then deliver their homeroom AR
participation list to the team’s LA teacher for a weekly participation
grade. This also means that our homeroom teachers will run reports for
their homeroom students and submit the names of point’s leaders for
awards/prizes to be given out at the end of the semester AR party. This
approach seems to make the most sense because homeroom teachers
already send students to the Media Center in the mornings for AR books.
Students should be allowed to take AR tests whenever it is convenient
throughout the day. It is a natural extension to check reading logs and
verify that reading is taking place, but it will require communication
among the team.
          Accelerated Reader
             Point System
    Prizes are given to Recipients (Students)
 at the End of Each Semester/ Every 18 Weeks

* 10 pts – Small Prize: Bookmark, Pencil,
        Eraser
* 25 pts – 1 Teacher Coupon
* 50 pts – Pizza Party + 1 Raffle Ticket
* 75 pts – 1 Raffle Ticket + Small Prize
* 100 pts – Additional Raffle Ticket +
        Teacher Coupon + Small Prize
* 125 pts & up – AR Certificate Banquet +
        Photo on the Wall of Fame
            Accelerated Reader
            Awards/Incentives
1. Raffled Items
      Big Prizes - Bike, Gift Certificates
      Small Raffled Prizes - Hardback Books, T-
      Shirts, Food Coupons & Free Games of
      Bowling
2. Small Prizes - Bookmarks, Erasers, Pencils
3. Pizza Party/ Each Semester
  Students may attend the party, if they have:
      Accumulated min. 50 AR Points/ per
      semester
      Perfect Attendance (Spring Only)
      Showed the Most Improvement
      Hardest Worker on the Academic Team
4. Teacher Created Coupons
      Extra Points for a Quiz/Test
      Extra Bathroom Pass
      Free Homework Grade
                             Clements Middle School
                                 66 Jack Neely Rd.
                                Covington, Ga. 30016
                                  (770) 784-2934


                                                                      August 3, 2007
Dear Parents,
Your child is participating in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program at Clements
Middle School. The AR program is a system of computerized testing and record-
keeping that is designed to increase your child’s reading skills through regular
practice.

Students have taken a STAR reading test to determine a reading level that is
appropriate to their reading skills. Students have been given a reading range and
are encouraged to check-out and read books within their reading level range.
Books are easily located in the media center because there is an easy “search”
program on the school computers and each AR book is clearly labeled on the spine
of the book. Students can locate books on our computerized school circulation
program or by asking their Language Arts teacher and/or Media Specialist
(Librarian).

Students, who read a book, will take a computerized quiz and score at least a 75%
on the test to receive points for reading the book. Points will be accumulated at the
end of each semester. Prizes and privileges can be redeemed at the AR store at the
end of each academic semester, which is just before the Winter & Summer breaks.
Students may also receive a class grade according to the new state GPS standards,
for their participation in the program. In addition, there may be other honors and
incentives for students who achieve a predetermined number of points each
semester. For example, pictures will be taken and displayed in the hallways for
students who attain the maximum points available each semester. Also, students
who attend the pizza party will have an opportunity to win a brand new bicycle
made possible by contributions to the AR program.
For more information about the AR program, please visit http://www.renlearn.com/.
If you would like more information or to help with the school AR store in the
Winter/Spring, please contact Mr. Cannon in the media center at (770) 784-2934.
Please read and sign the Accelerated Reader Honor Code Statement on the back of
this letter and return it to your child’s Language Arts teacher as soon as possible.
                      Clements Middle School
                   Accelerated Reader Honor Code

To help maintain an atmosphere of mutual trust and confidence among students &
teachers, and to ensure that each student is judged solely according to his or her
own merits, Clements Middle School has established the following Honor Code:

“No student will unfairly advance his or her own performance in the Accelerated
Reader program, nor will he or she in any way intentionally limit or advance the
performance of his or her fellow students using the Accelerated Reader program.”

The Clements Middle School community firmly believes in this Honor Code. The
following are examples of what the community will consider a violation of this
Honor Code:

   1. Giving or receiving questions or answers for an AR test, or in any way
      cheating on an AR test.

   2. Using Cliff Notes, classic comic books, movies, videos, or shortened
      (abridged) versions of books on the AR book list to try to pass the test.

   3. Using any means besides reading the full, unabridged version of the book to
      pass an Accelerated Reader test.

   4. Taking a test on any book read PRIOR to the current grading period.

   5. Other actions as deemed inappropriate by the teachers, library media
      specialist, and administrators at Clements Middle School.

Penalty: A willful violation of the Honor Code will result in the suspension of the
student from participating in the AR program for points and rewards.

“I hereby state that I understand the Accelerated Reader Program Honor Code
Statement. I understand that cheating is wrong and will result in suspension of any
or all program rewards, incentives, and privileges.


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   Parent/Guardian Signature               Student Signature                  Date

								
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