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. Studentscannot retake 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.