Friday, November 9, 2012

Accelerated Reader (AR)

Does your school use Accelerated Reader (AR)? All of the area schools here do. How do you keep up with who is taking tests and how they are scoring? Do your students have goals to meet?

Well for the 1st grade class we volunteer in, it is a headache. Steph is working to develop some ideas to help monitor students and their AR testing. As of right now, we are using a folder log. We stapled it in a file folder for each student. Because this is a first grade class who does AR during centers, we are completing the log as they are testing. Others may want to let the students complete it themselves. This log lists the book title, book level, score, and points earned. This way the teacher can quickly look over the folders and see student progress.

We're also wanting to create small folder or something to send home as a reading log to have them fill in at home with their families each night with what they read that night. We're working on the idea/design right now.

What have you tried or seen? Was it successful? What ideas/thoughts would you like to implement, but you just aren't sure how to go about it?

1 comment:

  1. Hi ladies, I just found you and am your newest follower. Good for you that you have a tpt store up and running. You will find your classroom spots soon I'm sure. Your kiddos will be lucky to have you. :o)
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