Points in Accelerated Reader

Points are a measure of the amount of reading practice a student is getting. Every Reading Practice Quiz has a point value assigned to it based on the book level and the word count of the book (the book's difficulty and length). For Teacher-Made Quizzes, the program has calculated the possible points based on the book level and word count for the quiz:

Points for a book = (10 + book level)/10 × (words in book/10,000)

Students earn points by passing Reading Practice Quizzes, including the Teacher-Made Quizzes.

The points that a student earns on a quiz are based on the total point value of the quiz and the score the student received on it. Points are one of the criteria used by the program for determining when students have achieved the different reader certification levels. You can see the points that a student has earned on some reports (such as the Diagnostic Report for Reading Practice Quizzes and the Student Record Report). You can set points goals when you set Reading Practice goals for students.

You can also be able to add points records if your school chooses to award points outside of Accelerated Reader or allows your students to use or "spend" their points. Accelerated Reader lets you monitor that activity in the software when you click Points Management on the Record Books and Goals page.