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Accelerated Reader

What is the Accelerated Reader Scheme?

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer-based management system that helps teachers manage and monitor our children’s independent reading practice and progress. AR is introduced to children in Years 2-6 only when they are secure in their phonic knowledge.

Your child picks a book at their own level and reads it at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short book-based quiz within the AR system. This is done in the classroom at a time designated by the class teacher. Passing the quiz (with a score of 85% or more) is an indication that your child understood what was read.

AR gives children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results which the teacher then uses to help set your child targets and goals and to direct ongoing reading practice and book choice.

A Parent's guide to AR at Castle Cary

Renaissance Home Connect

The link below will take you to the 'Renaissance Home Connect' website. Where you can keep track of your child's progress on Accelerated Reader. You are able to login to Home Connect using your child's Accelerated Reader login details and view your child's progress.

You can even set up email alerts that will inform you via email when your child passes their quiz, and of how well they have achieved! Use the 'Email Setup' link in Home Connect to do this.

We hope you enjoy keeping informed of your child's progress using Home Connect.

Home Connect

AR Book Finder

AR BookFinder is an exciting web-based book-searching tool from Renaissance Learning.

With this free online tool you can search for interesting and appropriate books for your child, quickly and easily, in the knowledge that there is an Accelerated Reader quiz available for each book.

We encourage you to explore this book-searching tool with your child.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher and/or the school's AR Co-Ordinator Mrs Deane.

 AR Book Finder

2019 Questionnaire Results

 The questionnaire was sent out to all parents. We had 65 returned. Actions have been drawn up to help in supporting the development of the love of reading. 

Questionnaire results