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About Accelerated Reader

About Accelerated Reader

Mayflower School continues to strive for academic excellence as we educate your child. Because reading is the most basic skill that improves academic performance across all curriculum areas, we value reading practice for all of our students. Readingimproves vocabulary, comprehension, and higher order thinking skills. Our dedication to the use of the Accelerated Reader program as a means to measure students’ progress begins with 1st grade and proceeds through 5th grade. On occasions and by request of parents or teachers, individual kindergarten students are given the S. T. A. R. diagnostic test to determine if they are ready to begin the AR program.

The AR grade is composed of three equal parts: the total number of reading points earned for the quarter, a student’s average reading level for the quarter, and their overall percent correct for the quarter. Students cannotretake a test of a book, thus encouraging them to read more books. As they leave Mayflower and move up to middle school, either at Clifton or Santa Fe, their AR results are sent along to these schools to continue tracking their progress.

All students are given the S. T. A. R. diagnostic reading test at the beginning of the year to determine each individual’s grade equivalent score. The S. T .A. R. is then retaken at the end of each trimester to track their progress and their new grade equivalent scores are noted on their library cards. INDIVIDUAL GOALS and AWARDS are set by their classroom teachers.

  • Mayflower School

    Accelerated Reader Program for Grades 1-5

    Independent Reading Goal Levels

    Grade

    Ready

    Rising

    Super

    Advanced

    Star

    Classic

    Honors

    Literary

     Honors

    Academic

     Honors

    Millennium

    5

    20

    40

    60

    100

    150

    200

    400

    600

    800

    1000

    4

    15

    30

    45

    75

    112

    150

    300

    450

    600

    750

    3

    10

    20

    30

    50

    75

    100

    200

    300

    400

    500

    2

    7.5

    15

    23

    35

    52

    75

    150

    225

    300

    375

    1

    5

    10

    15

    25

    37

    50

    100

    150

    200

    250

     

    It is recommended that students read within their personal ZPD range.
  • Teachers may adjust (raise or lower) the ZPD range of a student to facilitate reading success & motivation.
  • Levels will be earned when the points are reached with 80% average score.
  • Students will earn “book tags” for each level passed. “Star” level is our goal for all students.
  • Teachers will “celebrate” AR levels within the classrooms once monthly at the end of each month.
  • Recognition level boards (with student names) are posted in the library.