Points in Accelerated Reader

Points are a measure of the amount of reading practice a student is getting. Every Reading Practice Quiz has a point value assigned to it based on the book level and the word count of the book (the book's difficulty and length). If you add or edit Teacher-Made Quizzes, the program calculates the possible points based on the book level and word count you enter for the quiz. Students earn points by passing Reading Practice Quizzes, including the Teacher-Made Quizzes.

Points for a book = (10 + book level)/10 x (words in book/10,000)

The points that a student earns on a quiz are based on the total point value of the quiz and the score the student received on it. Points are one of the criteria used by the program for determining when students have achieved the different reader certification levels. You can see the points that a student has earned when you click the student's name in the Reading Practice Quizzes Record Book and on some Reading Practice reports, such as the Diagnostics - Reading Practice Report and the Student Record Report. You can also set points targets when you set Reading Practice targets for students.