Setting and Editing Reading Practice Goals with Star Reading

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

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

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

  3. If necessary, select your school or class or both from the drop-down lists. Click My Classes instead of a school if you want to see only the classes you're assigned to as a teacher.
  4. Click Reading Practice Goals on the Record Books and Goals page.
  5. Note: If you can't see the Edit Reading Practice Goals page after clicking Reading Practice Goals and instead see the View Reading Practice Goals page, you do not have rights to edit student goals because the Manage Classroom Activities capability has been changed (teachers have this enabled by default).

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

    • To set the Average % Correct goal 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. (Notice that information about your students' recent tests is included under these options.)
    • 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 you want to change the GE (Grade Equivalent) and Test Date that you will use for setting goals based on your knowledge of the student and the student's Reading Practice data, you may choose a different Star Reading test date from the drop-down list (if available). Click Goal Settings Best Practices on this page for more information to help you make this decision. Note: If the student was not able to answer enough questions in the Star Reading test to generate a GE, you will see dashes instead of a GE.
    • To set a separate Average % Correct Goal for each student, select a goal 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 goal, this number will be filled in for you, although you can change it.
    • Type the Average ATOS Book Level the student should achieve on passed quizzes during the marking period.
      • For ATOS you can enter numbers from 0.1 to 20.0.
      • For Lexile┬« Measure you can enter values from BR to 1800.
    • To change any of the goals for a student, do so in the row for that student.
  9. Click Save when you are finished and before you change the marking period from the drop-down list, or all your changes will be lost.
  10. Click OK to save your changes. You will be taken back to the Record Books and Goals page.

Consider adjusting point goals for students as needed. Sometimes students work hard and yet struggle to meet a point goal. They may be absent a lot, or they may be English language learners who read more slowly than average. It's OK to lower a point goal. Use your best judgment, and set a goal that makes sense for each student.

When a new marking period begins, goals 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 goals if needed.