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What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer program that will help to develop your child’s independent reading. It works in quite a simple way; your child will pick a book at their own level, and when finished they will take a short quiz on a laptop or iPad in school. If your child passes the quiz about this tells us that they have fully understood the content of the book. By passing the quiz they will also gain ‘points’ depending on the difficulty/length of the book they read.


All books on Myon are linked to an Accelerated  Reader quiz. However, it is not just Myon books that have quizzes! There are currently 13,000 quizzes on Accelerated Reader. Just log on and type in the name of the book you have just read. Chances are that your book will have a quiz. If it does not, do not worry, just let Mrs Soulsby or Mrs Lloyd know and we will apply for the quiz to be added.


Click on this link to access Accelerated  Reader and log on using your personal username and password:


What is Myon?

Myon is an online library filled with fabulous digital texts for you to enjoy. Once you log on you will be given recommended reads based on your personal ZPD score. You can then take a quiz for any book you have read.

Click on this link to access Myon:

STAR Reading tests

Each term, children in Year 2 to Year 6 take a test on a computer or tablet called STAR Reading. The test uses multiple-choice timed questions to determine a child's reading level. Questions in STAR reading adjust to a child's responses so if they respond correctly, the difficulty increases and if they answer incorrectly, the difficulty level is reduced. When a child has completed the test their teacher can find out their 'Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) which allows us to recommend books at the right book level range.

Book Level Range

The book level range is the range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration or loss of motivation. Books that have a quiz on AR are given a 'book level' which represent the difficulty of the text. Book levels range from 0.5-13.5. Children should choose books within their range to make the most progress in their reading. 



Points and Interest Level

Every book that has an AR Reading Practice Quiz is given a points value. AR points are based on the length of the book (number of words). Pupils earn a percentage of points according to how well they pass the quiz.  The Interest Level indicates for which age group a book is suitable for. It does this based on the content and themes.

The two examples above both have a Book Level of 4.0. This is because both have short sentences and simple vocabulary. However, ‘Noughts and Crosses’ is worth 14 Points because it’s quite a lengthy text and is intended for Upper Years’ students. Meanwhile ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ is worth 0.5 Points as it is much shorter, and it is intended for Lower Years


As mentioned above, children take a quiz once they have finished their book. It is important that children take their quiz as soon as possible after finishing their book (no more than a week later!) as this can affect their scores. Once they have finished their quiz, children can immediately see if they have passed. If they pass, they can review their incorrect answers. We will always give the children the opportunity to access the quizzes at school; however ,if they wish to take a quiz at home they can by accessing the links above and inputting their username and password.



Choosing a book

To make it easier to identify which books at school have a quiz, from September 2021  they will be stored in the library in our brand new Accelerated Reader section and will be grouped according to their level. Inside each of these books will be a sticker that includes the book's quiz number, book level, points and interest level.

Children can check if a book has a new quiz or if a book from home has a quiz by searching for it on the AR Book Finder website. The advanced search on the website is also really useful for finding further books in a specific range. 

If you find a favourite book without a quiz you can suggest a book to be quizzed by filling in this form.