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Taking a Sample Reading Practice Quiz

Who can do this with standard capabilities?

School Network Administrators, School Administrators, School Network Staff, School Staff, Teachers

You can take a sample Reading Practice Quiz (or Teacher-Made Quiz) so that you can see how a specific quiz is presented to students. Follow these steps:

  1. On the Home page, select Accelerated Reader. Then, select Manage Books and Quizzes.
  2. On the Manage Books and Quizzes page, select a school if necessary from the School drop-down list.
  3. Select Reading Practice Quizzes.
  4. You will see the Reading Practice Quizzes that are available for your school (or the school you selected). If you have Teacher-Made Quizzes, the Quiz Type shown will be "Reading Practice, Teacher-Made" instead of only "Reading Practice." Quizzes that have Recorded Voice available will have a headphone icon below the quiz type.
  5. Find the quiz that you want to preview.

    You can use the drop-down list to sort the list by title (A to Z or Z to A) or by relevance to a keyword that you search for.

    To find specific quizzes, use the search field to search for them. You can search by words in the title, author's name or quiz number.

    To find quizzes that meet specific criteria, click Filters to the right of the search field. Then, select the filter that you want to use on the left. You can choose to see quizzes that are fiction and/or non-fiction, with certain interest levels based on the book's content or quiz titles within a specific book-level range (ATOS and/or Lexile® Measure). You can also select quizzes published within a specific date range. For filters with tick boxes like the one shown below, simply tick the boxes for the types of quizzes that you want to include, or tick Select all in the top right corner.

    For filters with ranges, drag the two circles to set the lower and upper ends of the range. In the example below, ATOS Book Level ranges from 4 to 8 will be included.

    For filters with date ranges, enter or select the start and end dates.

    To clear any filters that you have selected, click Clear All at the bottom of the filter pop-up window.

    To close the filter window and see the results for the filters you have chosen, select Close in the bottom-right corner of the filter window. The quizzes that match your criteria will be listed, and you will see the filters you applied below the search field. To remove any of the filters and see the adjusted list of quizzes, select X () on that filter. To remove all filters, select Clear All to the right of the filters.

  6. Select Take Sample Quiz for the quiz that you want to see.
  7. If the button is not available, you have not been given the capability to take a sample quiz.

    If the selected school has no classes, you cannot take a sample quiz; you will see an error message if you select Take Sample Quiz.

  8. If the School Student Quizzing preferences require an authorisation password before Reading Practice Quizzes, you will be asked to enter the authorisation password. Enter the password; then, select OK. (You can see the password by viewing the School Student Quizzing preferences.)
  9. If your school has set Date and Time Restrictions in the preferences, you cannot preview quizzes during days or times when student quizzing is not allowed. You may be able to enter the authorisation password to override the restrictions if this is allowed by the Override Authorisation setting in the Date and Time Restrictions.

  10. The quiz will open to the first question. Select an answer; then, select Next. Note that if Recorded Voice is available for the quiz, you will hear the Recorded Voice as well.
  11. You can stop the quiz and go back to the Reading Practice Quizzes page at any time. Simply select Stop Quiz in the top left corner of the page.

  12. After you answer the quiz questions, you may be asked to rate the book if the school Book Voting preference requires students to rate books. Select a rating; then, select Next. The rating that you choose will not be recorded as ratings from your students are.
  13. If the School Student Quizzing preferences require an authorisation password after Reading Practice Quizzes, you will be asked to enter the authorisation password. Enter the password; then, select OK.
  14. When you finish the quiz, you will see your results. If you missed some questions, you will see a Review Missed Questions button (the first button in the example below); select it to see the correct answers to those questions.
  15. You will only be allowed to review missed questions if the Show Missed Questions preference in the School Student Quizzing preferences allows students to see missed questions for Reading Practice Quizzes.

    Personnel can review missed questions regardless of whether they pass the sample quiz, but students can only review missed questions for quizzes that they pass.

    For some books, you may see elements of the Primary user interface that younger children are more likely to see, such as the sun and raindrops in the sample results screen above. The Student Experience preference determines which students see the Primary user interface, so your students may not see these icons.

  16. If you choose to review missed questions, click Next after seeing the correct answer for each question. You will return to the results screen.
  17. Click Close on the results screen to go back to the Reading Practice Quizzes page.