Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a web-based program that tracks students’ independent reading progress. This is a major component of King’s language arts program as students are expected to read for 30 minutes a night at home in addition to the reading at school. In the beginning of the year, students take a diagnostic test and are then assigned a points-based reading goal for the semester. When students complete books, they take quizzes in the AR system. Parents can log in to check their student’s reading progress, help student  select appropriate books, and see progress towards their student’s individual points goal for the quarter.

This website  requires a username and password to access an account. A handout containing the login and password information was provided at parent-teacher conferences. This handout contains the information below and login and password information. If you did not receive the handout, please contact Ms. Jones in the school office.

It is important that both parents and student know how to use this resource.

Website:  Renaissance
Username:  student first + last name (no space)
Password:  BERKELEY + student ID # (no space)

Once in, parents should click on the tab My Completed Work under Progress in the top right corner of the page. They will then be able to view all of the books their student has read, and see the corresponding quiz scores. They can also view their student’s rating of each book.

In order to search for new books, articles and quizzes on AR, parents can click on the magnifying glass icon labeled Reading in the top corner of the page. Various books recommended based on a student’s STAR reading score will appear.


For more information on using AR: