Accelerated Reader

Many Wilson Students are now using Accelerated Reader (AR) software system to verify comprehension of books they’re reading. The Wilson PTA purchased AR and the Star Reading Assessment System which includes over 1,600 Reading Practice Quizzes and 35 of the higher-level Literary Skill Tests.

How does AR work? Students read a book and then take a quiz on the computer. Students get immediate feedback on their comprehension of the story and earn points related to their comprehension score. Books are assigned a point value depending on their length; lengthy books are worth more points. Students may work towards certification goals and earn a certificate once they meet the requirements for that level. Here are the certification levels and the requirements students must meet to earn them:

Independent Reader Read three books at a 1.2 book level or higher independently and pass the Reading Practice quizzes and earn at least 10 points.
Super Reader Have Independent Reader certification, read three books worth at least one point each and pass the Reading Practice quizzes, and earn at least five points, including the points from those three books.
Advanced Reader Have Super Reader certification, read three books worth at least two points each, and the pass the Reading Practice quizzes.
Star Reader Read three books written at a 5.0 book level or higher that are worth five or more points each and pass the Reading Practice quizzes.
Classic Reader Read three books written at a 7.0 book level or higher that are worth ten or more points each and pass the Reading Practice quizzes.