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What are points?

The most exciting part of the Accelerated Reader program is the quizzes that it provides. When your child has finished a book, they can take a quiz to test their knowledge of it and develop their comprehension skills.

These quizzes can only be accessed and undertaken within school during reading sessions using an iPad or computer.

Certificates are awarded for reading along with class rewards - Please see your class teacher about these.


What do points make? Prizes!!

Children receive rewards based on:

  1. The number of quizzes taken. 
  2. The number of words read. 
  3. The point value of the book.

Every book that has an AR reading practice quiz is given a points value. AR points are based on the difficulty of the book (ATOS readability level) and the length of the book (number of words).

You may notice that some popular books have more points assigned to them than some classic pieces of literature. David Copperfield (unabridged), for example is a 66-point book while Shakespeare’s MacBeth is a four-point book. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean we think David Copperfield (unabridged) is a better book or more worthwhile to read than MacBeth, only that, at 339,112 words as opposed to 19,048 words, it's much longer and provides more reading practice time.

Children earn points on a pro-rata basis depending on how well they do on the reading practice quiz. For example, a pupil who takes a five-question quiz on a book worth one point will earn one point for five correct answers (100%), 0.8 point for four correct answers (80%) and so on. A pupil who reads a book worth five points and takes a ten-question quiz will earn five points for ten correct answers (100%), 4.5 points for nine correct answers (90%), etc. A child needs to pass a quiz with a score of 60% or higher to earn points.

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