accelerated-reader

Reader Certifications

Reader certification levels are the milestones of your students' reading achievements. As your students read more independently, pass Reading Practice Quizzes and earn points from those quizzes, they can earn certain reader certifications if you have set student targets in the Reading Practice Certifications Record Book.

Reading Practice certification targets are different from the Reading Practice targets that are set in the Reading Practice Targets Record Book.

If the TWI Monitoring Preference is enabled, the program can track each student's progress and award certifications automatically. However, if the preference is disabled, or if you have not set certification targets for your students, the program cannot automatically monitor your students' progress. If the program is unable to track your students' progress toward certifications, you can add the certification manually. You can also set or change the certification targets for students or re-certify students.

The Reader Certification Levels Report allows you to view the certifications that your students have achieved. Customisable, printable certificates are available through the Reader Certification Certificates. You can use these certificates to recognise your students' achievements.

There are seven reader certifications that your students can earn that the program can automatically track, plus one additional certification (Honours Reader) that the program does not automatically monitor. The Reading Practice Quizzes taken on the books must meet the minimum scoring requirements set in the Certifications Preference. The reader certifications available in Accelerated Reader are described below:

  • The student must accumulate five points on books Read To, Read With and/or Read Independently. We recommend that a student re-certify no more than five times at this level.

  • The student must read three books with a 1.2 or higher ATOS book level (or 160L Lexile® Measure) and accumulate ten points. Only books Read Independently count toward the three-book target; however, books Read To, Read With or Read Independently for this level count toward point accumulation. When a student achieves this certification, teacher approval is needed. Students cannot re-certify at this level; Independent Reader status is achieved only once.

  • The student must read three books with a 1.6 or higher ATOS book level (or 250L Lexile® Measure) and accumulate 10 points on books at any level. Only books Read Independently count toward the three-book target and point accumulation. We recommend that a student re-certify no more than five times at this level.

  • The student must read three books with a 2.0 or higher ATOS book level (or 330L Lexile® Measure) that are each worth at least one point. Only books Read Independently count toward certification. We recommend that a student re-certify no more than five times at this level.

  • The student must read three books with a 3.0 or higher ATOS book level (or 510L Lexile® Measure) that are each worth at least two points. Only books Read Independently count toward certification. We recommend that a student re-certify no more than five times at this level.

  • The student must read three books with a 4.0 or higher ATOS book level (or 660L Lexile® Measure) that are each worth at least four points. Only books Read Independently count toward certification. We recommend that a student re-certify no more than five times at this level.

  • The student must read three books with a 6.0 or higher ATOS book level (or 900L Lexile® Measure) that are each worth at least seven points. Only books Read Independently count toward certification. We recommend that a student re-certify no more than five times at this level.

  • The student must independently read books from a special list of challenging literature (created by teachers and librarians), and accumulate 100 points from the quizzes. The program will score and track the quizzes the student takes; the teacher must manually track everything else for this certification level. Useful reports for monitoring Honours Reader are the TOPS Report and the Student Record Report.