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Accelerated Reader Program

Home Connect Overview

Dots on Library Books

AR Wall of Fame

Reading Log Instructions

Primary Log

Reading Successes




The Accelerated Reader Program is a computer program that manages student reading practice by allowing students to take a reading comprehension quiz on a book that was read with them, read to them, or read independently.

"AR’s advanced technology helps us:

  • Make essential reading practice more effective for every student.
  • Personalize reading practice to each student’s current level.
  • Manage all reading activities including read toread with, and read independently.
  • Assess students’ reading with four types of quizzes: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills, and Textbook Quizzes.
  • Build a lifelong love of reading and learning." (From
But the reason we use Accelerated Reader at Jefferson Elementary is to bring the joy of reading to every student. "We have seen, over and over again, that once students experience the magic of reading, they willingly and happily read. In fact, you can’t stop them from reading, and their reading skills grow dramatically. That’s why, at its heart, AR is not about the quizzes, the points, or the technology. It’s about turning kids on to books! "  (From Getting Results with AR)
For additional information about AR, read the Parent's Guide.




You can view your student’s daily progress with Accelerated Reader at any time simply by clicking on the Home Connect button to the right.

Home Connect is a fun, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand web-based interface that allows your child, you, and the teacher to share in the educational experience by viewing progress in the Accelerated Reader program while outside of school.

In Home Connect you can:

  • See progress toward reading goals.
  • Conduct book searches using AR Bookfinder
  • Review results on AR quizzes
  • View number of books read, words read, and quizzes passed
  • Click Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results.
  • Click Help to get answers to your questions about Home Connect

Parents Guide to AR Home Connect

Sharing the joy of learning with your children by seeing how they’re doing in AR and helping them find new books will make their reading practice more effective.






The dot means that our school has an Accelerated Reader quiz for that book and the color refers to its book level.

  • Lavender ~ 8.0 and up
  • Pink ~ 7.0-7.9
  • Lime Green ~ 6.0-6.9
  • Orange ~ 5.0-5.9
  • Green ~ 4.0-4.9
  • Yellow ~ 3.0-3.9
  • Red ~ 2.0-2.9
  • Blue ~ 0.4-1.9





Our AR Wall of Fame in the hallway outside the Jefferson Library Media Center allows students to see their progress as they read books, pass quizzes, and earn points throughout the current school year. Prizes are awarded and their name is moved on the Wall of Fame for accumulated points of 10, 25, 50, 75 and so on.

Students earning 100 points will have their picture  taken and hung on the wall near the Wall of Fame.




2017-2018 Reading Successes

Jefferson Students Love to Read and to Be Read to!

90 Students in 2nd met the Caldecott Challenge

Jefferson Students read 43,403+ books earning 20,196 Accelerated Reader Points

Read 23,280,515 Words

132 Students in 1st through 2nd grade made it to the 100 Point Club

Most of our students met or exceeded their AR Point Goals

The library checked in and out 36,135 books