AR Tests available at Matthys Elementary
The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program is a motivational program that encourages students to read. Reading these books becomes an important element of the student’s independent study time.
At Matthys, books that are AR are coded with an orange dot on the spine and with the reading level written on it. We presently have over 8,000 test books and these are located throughout the library shelves.
… Students select the book(s) of their choice according to their reading level, they read the book, and then take the test. This is done either in their classroom or in the library.
This test is computerized featuring 5, 10, or 20 multiple-choice comprehension questions. The program tells the student how many questions he or she answered correctly. It shows the answers for the questions missed, and awards reading points. Reading points are based on the book’s point value, length and difficulty of the book, and the number of correct answers.
Reading points give students instant reinforcement for their efforts. It also provides the teacher with a measurement of each student’s performance as well as seeing the child’s progress in the reading program.
Students from K-5th grade participate in this program at Matthys.
The following are rewards used for AR points:
Students get a reading sticker for every 10 points they accumulate in the AR. They earn a Reading Patch every 20 points, At 150 points and beyond they receive other prizes in addition to the patch.
|20 points - Beary Happy Reader||40 points - Rugrats/Tommy|
|60 points - Rugrats/Angelica||80 points - Rugrats/Chuckie|
|100 points - Fantasy/Fairytales||120 points - Biography|
|140 points - Folktales||160 points - Science|
|180 points - Mythology||200 points - Star Reader|
|220 points - History||240 points - Adventure|
|260 points - Mystery||280 points - Great Reader|
|300 points - Sports||320 points - Scary|
|340 points - Read-to-Me #1||360 points - Animals|
|380 points - Dinosaur||400 points - Dragon|
|420 points - General Reader||440 points - Read-to-Me #2|
|460 points - Arts|
|150 points - AR Folder||170 points - "I'm An AR Reader Patch|
|190 points - Sport Sun Glasses||210 points - "Be Cool" Banner|
|230 points - "Radical Reader" Banner||250 points - Sport Drinking Bottle|
|270 points - Wally the Walrus Beanie Baby||295 points - Spot the Dalmatian|
|310 points - Moose Beanie Baby||325 points - Teal T-Shirt|
|340 points - Baseball Cap||355 points - Baby Boombox Radio|
|370 points - "I'm An AR Star"Trophy||450 points - AR Duffle Bag|
|500 points - AR Backpack|