Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader BookFinder

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is AR?

AR is short for Accelerated Reader. It is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice.Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

If your child does not do well on the quiz, the teacher or librarian may help your child:

  • Choose another book that is more appropriate.
  • Ask more probing questions as your child reads and before your child takes a quiz.
  • Pair your child with another student, or even have the book read to your child.

How can I help my child with reading?

Practice makes perfect! Encourage your child to read at home. Create a culture of reading in your household by reading with your child, starting a home library, visiting your local library or bookstore on a regular basis, letting your child see you reading, and discussing books that each of you has read. When reading with your child, stop and ask questions to be sure your child is comprehending what is read.

What are AR points?

Every book that has an AR Reading Practice Quiz is given a point value. AR points are computed based on the difficulty of the book (ATOS readability level) and the length of the book (number of words) . Casselberry Elementary has a different AR challenge every month. Students or classrooms that win or meet the challenge are invited to the end of the month snow cone party. Student’s individual progress is rewarded with prizes and incentives when they reach certain point goals.

Can I get a list of all AR books?

There are currently AR quizzes on over 130,000 books. Hundreds of new tests are added each month. Please visit to find out if a particular title has an AR quiz available.

Can they take AR quizzes at home? No, all AR quizzes must be taken at school. Students are allowed to take AR tests in their classroom, the Media Center or during their weekly computer lab time.

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