Selecting Class Marking Periods

You must select marking periods for your class before you can set Reading Practice targets for your students. Reading Practice targets include average percentage correct, points earned and average book level on passed quizzes.

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

Who can do this with standard capabilities?

School Network Administrators, School Administrators, Teachers

There are two times when you assign a marking period to a class:

There is an important distinction between the two. When you add a class, the marking period you assign to it simply indicates to the program the portion of the school year during which the class will be held. When you assign a marking period to the class through the Reading Practice Targets Record Book, you are identifying the marking periods for which you want to set Reading Practice targets.

For Reading Practice targets to carry over from one marking period to another, you must have those marking periods selected before the first day of that marking period begins. We recommend that at the beginning of the school year, you select all the marking periods for the whole school year instead of selecting marking periods as the school year progresses.

  1. On the Home page, click Accelerated Reader, then Record Books and Targets.

    If necessary, choose the school and class from the drop-down lists. Choose My Classes instead of a school if you want only the Accelerated Reader RP classes you are assigned to as a teacher to be in the class list, regardless of the school.

  2. Click Reading Practice Targets in the list of Class Record Books.
  3. Click Select Marking Periods on the View Reading Practice Targets Record Book page.
  4. In the Available School Marking Periods section on the Select Class Marking Periods page, click Select next to each marking period for which you want to set student targets. As you do this, the marking periods will be added to the list at the top of the page. Note that the program will not allow you to choose marking periods with overlapping dates.
  5. Click Save when you have finished.