1 – Ready Reader – passed a quiz with 85% or more
2 – Rising Reader – passed three quizzes within ZPD with 80% or more
3 – Super Reader – passed six quizzes within ZPD with 80% or more
4 – Star Reader – achieved points total for one term
5 – Independent Reader – read for 15 min (on average) every day over 1 term
6 – Advanced Reader – passed 3 quizzes with 85% or more for books of level 6.0 or higher
7 – Classic Reader – passed 3 quizzes with 85% or more for books of level 0 or higher
8– Word Millionaire – read over 1,000,000 words during a school year.
Accelerated Reader helps to give us a picture of each students’ reading practices. The quizzes are important because they show if a student has understood what they have read.
If a student is regularly scoring below 60% on the quizzes then it may be that they are either reading too quickly, or the book is too difficult for them at this stage. It would, in this case, be better if they chose a book in the lower range of their ZPD.
If a student is regularly scoring 100% then this suggests they should be trying more challenging books. They need to consider books in the higher end of their ZPD.