Accelerated Reader (Year 2 to Year 5)


What is Renaissance Accelerated Reader (AR)?
AR is a reading program that helps teachers support and monitor children’s reading practice. Your child picks a book at their own level and reads it at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short online quiz to measure how much of the book they understood.

What is a Renaissance Star Reading test?
Star Reading is an online test used to measure your child’s reading level. The test uses multiple-choice questions and takes around 20 minutes.

How do students select books?
AR includes over 30,000 books. These can be found in the school library as well as public libraries,
books shops, homes, etc. Each book is assigned three scores to help your child make a suitable choice:

Book Level
Book Levels represent the difficulty of the text. The StarReading test tells your child what range of Book Levels toread within. This is called the
Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD).

Books are assigned Points based on their word count. Points are earned by passing quizzes. Students are set personalised targets each
term by their teacher.

Interest Level
The Interest Level indicates for which age group a book is suitable for. It does this based on the content and themes.