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Adding a Points Record

You can record points that have been awarded to students and points that they have used.

Students automatically earn points as they pass Reading Practice Quizzes; the points earned for those quizzes are based on the student's score. If you do not award points for other reasons and if your students do not use or "spend" their points in classroom activities, you do not need to record points used or awarded. However, if you allow students to spend or use the points they earn or if you award points to your students, you can follow the steps below to record the points that have been used and the extra points that have been awarded.

Note: Points awarded do not count toward Reading Practice points goals; only points earned from quizzes count toward the goals.

Who can do this with standard capabilities?

District Administrators, School Administrators, Teachers

  1. On the Home page, if you see Accelerated Reader, click it, then click Record Books and Goals.

    If you have the Accelerated Reader 360 Suite, select Independent Reading, then Record Books and Goals.

    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 Points Management in the list of Other Activities.
    1. Choose the marking period you want to work with from the drop-down list on the View Points Records page.
    2. Click Add New Points Record under Actions along the left side of the page.
    3. The Add Points Record page appears and lists the students in the class. For each student it shows the points they've earned on quizzes, used points, points that have been awarded, and the total available points. This information is only for the marking period you chose.
    4. Start by choosing the Awarded or Used from the Type drop-down list in the row for the first student for whom you need to add a points record. Next, type the date on which the points were awarded or used, or click a calendar button to choose a date. Finally, type the number of points. Use only positive numbers with up to one digit after the decimal point. The program will automatically subtract points used from the student's total points and add points awarded to the student's total.

    5. Click Save when you're finished.
    1. Click the student's name in the list on the View Points Records page.
    2. The View Student Points Records page opens and lists the records of points used by and awarded to the student you chose. (If you need to choose a different student, choose one from the Student drop-down list.)
    3. Click Add Points Record under Actions along the left side of the page.

    4. Choose Used or Awarded from the drop-down list on the Add Student Points Record page. Next, type the date the points were used or awarded, or click the calendar button to choose a date. Finally, type the number of points that have been used or awarded. Use only positive numbers with up to one digit after the decimal point. The program will automatically subtract points used from the student's total points and add points awarded to the student's total.
    5. Click Save when you're finished.