How Students Read Articles and Take Quizzes

In addition to taking quizzes on books, Accelerated Reader students can read high-interest nonfiction articles that are included with software, and they can take quizzes on the articles they read. Students follow the steps below to read articles and take quizzes. Teachers can see the students' results on the article quizzes.

The steps below apply if you have Accelerated Reader, but not Accelerated Reader 360. If you have Accelerated Reader 360, see How Students Find Their Own Article Assignments instead.

  1. On the Home page, select Accelerated Reader Articles.
  2. There are three ways for students to find an article that they would like to read:
    • Select Read & Quiz for one of the new articles that are listed on the page.
    • To search for articles on a specific subject, enter a word in the search field at the top of the page; then, press the enter key or select the magnifying glass. Then, scroll through the list until you see an article that interests you and select Read & Quiz for that article.
    • Select one of the topics (such as Science, Culture, or Animals). Then, scroll through the list until you see an article that interests you and select Read & Quiz for that article.

    Students will see articles for their grade level, one grade level below, and one grade level above.

  3. The article will open. Read through it carefully.
  4. When you are done, at the bottom of the page, select Finish. Select Finish again in the message that opens.
  5. On the next page, select Take Quiz. (If you don't take the quiz, you will see the article listed in your Assignments list until you take the quiz.)
  6. The quiz will open.
  7. If the program asks for a monitor password before the quiz, the teacher needs to enter the password. When this happens, the password is required by the School or Classroom Student Quizzing preferences.

    Date and Time Restrictions may also prevent students from taking quizzes on certain days or times; if so, you may be able to override the restrictions using a monitor password (depending on the preference settings).

    If your teacher has restricted the book levels that you can take quizzes for, and you choose an article outside of levels that are allowed, you may not be allowed to take a quiz. If the program asks for the monitor password, the teacher can use that password to override the restrictions. (Only individual student book level restrictions affect article quizzes; the Quiz Setup preference does not.)

  8. Select an answer to each question and then select Next >. After the last question, select Finish.
  9. When the quiz is done, you will see your score. Select Exit to go back to the Home page.

The Other Reading Quizzes Passing Percent preference sets the passing percentage for article quizzes (as well as textbook quizzes).

Teachers can see students' quiz results in the Other Reading Quizzes Record Book and in a year-long AR 360 Instructional Practice Plan on the Track Student Work page.