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Accelerated Reader (AR)

Accelerated Reader

Smith Elementary is very proud of the new and improved the Accelerated Reader program

Contact: Jennifer Walt (

Over the past few years, this program has motivated our students to read while improving their comprehension.


  1. Student reads a book.
    • Students choose their own books and read them at their own pace.
    • Accelerated Reader books can be found at:
      You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. You can sort your search results, select book titles to add to your AR BookBag, print a list of your search results, or start a new search.
  2. Student takes a quiz on the computer.
    • AR’s more than 50,000 Reading Practice Quizzes help you motivate and monitor increased reading practice.
  3. Student and teacher get Information!
    • Both the student and teacher get immediate, individualized constructive feedback to direct ongoing reading practice.


  • Get kids excited about books
  • Provides us with reliable, objective information
  • Manage our classrooms more effectively
  • Help keep each student challenged


Accelerated Reader Home Connect

You can’t argue with proven research: Students perform better when parents are actively involved in the learning process. By logging onto Renaissance Home Connect, parents can access real-time information in English or Spanish to stay up to date and keep their children motivated. 


Students and parents can:

  • See progress toward reading goals
  • Conduct book searches using AR BookFinder
  • Review AR Quiz results
  • View the number of books and words read
  • Strengthen vocabulary skills
  • Sign up to receive email notifications after a test

*Click Here to Log in to Accelerated Reader Home Connect