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Taking an Accelerated Reader Quiz on a NEO 2

Starting in July 2017, students will no longer be able to take Accelerated Reader quizzes using NEO 2. If students have been using NEO 2s for quizzing, after July, have your students log in through the web browser on a computer or tablet (7 inches or larger).

Before students can take AR quizzes on NEO 2, make sure all of the set-up steps have been completed.

  1. The teacher's computer must be on, with the Receiver connected.
  2. Turn the NEO 2 on by pressing on/off and press applets.
  3. Press the down arrow until the cursor is next to Accelerated Reader. Then, press enter.
  4. The first time you use the Accelerated Reader SmartApplet, it will list the Networks (Renaissance Receivers connected to computers) that are available. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the network you want to connect to. Then, press enter.
  5. If you have connected to a network before, you may be asked if you want to stay connected to the last network used on the NEO 2. Press Y for yes or N for no. If you chose no, choose another network and press enter.

    The name you gave the Renaissance Receiver is the name the students will see in the networks list. Make sure to tell your students which network (Receiver name) they need to connect to.

  6. When the program asks for your user name and password, type your user name and press enter or tab. Then, type your password and press enter.
  7. If you have an unfinished quiz, the screen will ask if you want to finish it. Press Y for yes or N for no. If you choose yes, go to step 14. If you choose no, the teacher or classroom assistant must enter the authorisation password.
  8. If you are in more than one Accelerated Reader class, your classes will be listed. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the class that you are taking this quiz for. Then, press enter.
  9. On the next screen, use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the type of quiz you want to take (Reading Practice or Vocabulary Practice). Then, press enter.
  10. For Reading Practice Quizzes, the Find RP Quiz screen will appear next. Type the quiz number and press enter.
  11. For Vocabulary Practice Quizzes, you will be asked how you want to find the quiz: by quiz number, by matching another quiz already taken, or by taking a ~Second-Try and Review Words~ quiz. Highlight an answer and press enter. If you chose to find the quiz by quiz number, type the number and press enter. If you chose to match a quiz already taken, highlight the quiz name and press enter. If there was only one matching Vocabulary Practice Quiz, you will not be asked to select one. If you have no matching quizzes, press Y to take another quiz, then go back to step 8.

  12. If you are asked how the book was read, use the arrow keys to select an answer; then, press enter.
  13. The quiz title will be shown. To take the quiz, press Y for yes. Then, press enter.
  14. If the screen asks for the authorisation password, the teacher or classroom assistant must enter the Accelerated Reader authorisation password and press enter.

    Note: If you are not allowed to take the quiz, the screen will notify you and ask if you want to take a different quiz. Press Y for yes or N for no. The message may appear for any of these reasons:

    • There are date or time restrictions.
    • You are not allowed to take quizzes.
    • Students are not allowed to take this quiz.
    • You have taken the quiz before.
    • You have chosen a ~Second-Try and Review Words Quiz~, but you do not have review words.
  15. NEO 2 will show you one question in the quiz. To answer each question, press the letter for the answer you want to choose; then, press enter to go to the next question.
  16. If the question is long and you need to scroll to see all of the question, use the up or down arrow keys to scroll in the question; then, press the right arrow key or tab to switch to the answers. If you need to scroll to see all of the answers, use the up and down arrow keys to scroll.

    To stop a quiz, press crtl+A or cmd+A. Then, ask the classroom assistant or teacher to enter the AR authorisation password and press enter.

  17. After you enter the last question, you may be asked how you liked the book. Press the letter for the answer you want to choose. Then, press enter.
  18. If you are asked for the authorisation password, ask the teacher or classroom assistant to enter the password and press enter.
  19. The RP Score Summary will show you how you did on the quiz. It may also show you information about the points you have earned.
  20. If you are not asked to see the questions you missed, press enter.

    If the summary asks if you want to see the questions you missed, press Y for yes or N for no and press enter. If you choose yes, you can see each missed question, your answer, and the correct answer. Press enter after you read each one.

  21. A TOPS Report may be sent to the default printer for the teacher's computer.
  22. After you finish a Reading Practice Quiz, the program may ask if you want to take the matching Vocabulary Practice Quiz. Press Y for yes or N for no. Then, press enter.
  23. The program will ask if you want to take a different quiz. Press Y for yes or N for no. Then, press enter. If you choose no, you will see the list of SmartApplets available on the NEO 2.