Setting and Editing Reading Practice Targets with Star Reading

You can set or edit the Reading Practice targets for students in one class for one marking period. The data from your students' Star Reading tests will carry over into AR target setting, making it easier to set these targets. Reading Practice targets include average percentage correct, daily reading time, points earned and average book level on passed quizzes.

Before you can set targets, you must assign marking periods to the class.

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

Use the Target-Setting Chart or the Target-Setting Chart for Lexile® Measures as a guideline when setting the points and average book level targets. Find them under Forms and Charts on the Resources page.

The steps below describe how to set and edit targets for one marking period.

Who can do this with standard capabilities?

School Network Administrators, School Administrators, Teachers

  1. On the Home page, click Accelerated Reader, then Record Books and Targets.
  2. 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.
  3. Click Reading Practice Targets in the list of Class Record Books.
  4. Note: After you click Reading Practice Targets, if you see the View Reading Practice Targets page instead of the Edit Reading Practice Targets page, you do not have rights to edit student targets because the Manage Classroom Activities capability has been changed (teachers have this capability by default).

  5. Make sure the correct class and marking period are shown on the Edit Reading Practice Targets page. If necessary, choose the correct information from the drop-down lists.
  6. Set or edit targets as described below:
  7. The program identifies the students who do not have a target set and ones who have a target set in an overlapping marking period in another class (you cannot set a target in a marking period that overlaps with a target set in another class).

    • To set the Average % Correct target for the whole class at once, select the percentage you want the class to achieve on quizzes during the marking period from the drop-down list. You can select values from 85% to 90%. Then click Update all students.
    • To set the minutes of Daily Reading Time for the whole class at once, select the number of minutes from the drop-down list. You can choose 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 45 or 60 minutes. Then click Update all students.
    • If necessary, based on your knowledge of the student and the student's Reading Practice data, you may choose different Star Reading test data from the drop-down list under Suggested ZPD (if available). Click Target Setting Best Practices on this page and read it for more information to help you make this decision.
    • To set a separate Average % Correct Target for each student, select a target from the drop-down list in the row for that student.
    • To set a separate Daily Reading Time for each student, select the time from the drop-down list in the row for that student.
    • For each student (if necessary), type the number of points the student should earn by passing quizzes during the marking period. If the student has taken a Star Reading test and you have set a Daily Reading Time target, the number will be filled in for you, although you can change it.
    • Type the average book level the student should achieve on passed quizzes during the marking period.
      • For ATOS you can enter values from 0.1-20.0.
      • For Lexile┬« Measures you can enter values from BR to 1800.
    • To change any of the targets for a student, do so in the row for that student.
  8. Click Save when you have finished and before you change the marking period from the drop-down list, or all your changes will be lost.
  9. Click OK to save your changes. You will be taken back to the Record Books and Targets page.

Consider adjusting point targets for students as needed. Just like ZPDs, point targets can be adjusted. Sometimes students work hard and yet struggle to meet a point target. They may be absent often, or they may read more slowly than average. It is OK to lower a point target. Use your best judgment, and set a target that makes sense for each student.

When a new marking period begins, targets from the previous marking period will carry over. Take this opportunity to review each student's AR data and any new Star Reading scores. Confer with students individually and adjust targets if needed.