Taking an Accelerated Reader Quiz

After a student selects Accelerated Reader on the Home page, he or she can take Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills, and Other Reading Quizzes. To see a video demonstration of how students take a quiz, click here.

Students should take quizzes within 24 hours of finishing a book. If they must wait longer and they do poorly, teachers won't know if they had problems comprehending what they read or if they simply forgot some of the details.

To find out which browsers are supported for student quizzing, see

Students can also read articles and take quizzes about the articles. See How Students Read Articles and Take Quizzes.

Before students can take quizzes, they must be added to the Renaissance software and enrolled in classes. Students will also need their user names and passwords.

Students should follow these steps to take a quiz:

  1. After you log in as a student, you'll see the Home page. If you are already using the program, select Home (or the Home icon) at the top of any page.
  2. Select Accelerated Reader or Take a Quiz. What you click depends on what you see on the Home page.
  3. If you are enrolled in more than one Accelerated Reader class, select the name of the class for which you want to take a quiz; then, select Done.
  4. Accelerated Reader has a student capacity limit. If that limit has been reached for your school or district, the program will display a message telling you that. If you get a message like that, make sure you tell your teacher. Then, select OK to close the message. If the student capacity limit has been reached, you cannot take a quiz until it is increased or adjusted.

  5. Search for the book that you want to take a quiz for. Type all or part of the book title, all or part of the author's name, or the quiz number. Then, select Search.
  6. If you want to take a Vocabulary Practice Quiz, you may not need to search. The bottom of the page may show you books that you have taken Reading Practice Quizzes for, but not Vocabulary Practice Quizzes. To take a quiz for one of those books, select the title, then select Take Quiz. For Second Try and Review Words quizzes, select Vocabulary Review. If you choose to take one of these quizzes, go to step 10.

    If this section is not available, students can still search for quiz titles and choose to take Vocabulary Practice Quizzes.

  7. In the list of books, select Take Quiz for the quiz you want to take.
  8. If the list is long, click (Next) and (Back) to move forward and back through the list. Click to go to the last page of results or to go to the first page of results.

    If you have already taken a quiz, you will see the "Quiz taken" message below the book description with an icon for each type of quiz that you have taken.

    You may be allowed to take Literacy Skills Quizzes more than once. If you see the Choose Quiz Type window, it will show you how many tries you have left.

    If you don't see the quiz you want to take:

    • Try searching for it again. It might help to type the exact title and put quotation marks around it; for example, you could type "The Eye Book".
    • Talk to your teacher to see if your school has the quiz.

    If no quizzes are found for the word(s) a student typed, but those words are similar to words that do match quizzes, the program may list those quizzes. The student will see "Showing results for" below the search field so that the student knows which word(s) were used to find the quizzes that are listed.

  9. If more than one quiz type is available for a book, choose the type of quiz that you want to take.
  10. If necessary, select how you read the book (I was read to, I read with someone, or I read by myself). See the examples below.
  11. If you chose a Reading Practice Quiz with Recorded Voice, you may be able to choose whether you want to use it. (See the examples in the previous step.) If so, select On to use Recorded Voice during the quiz; select Off if you don't want to use it.
  12. Select Start Quiz.
  13. If the program asks for a monitor password, your quiz monitor needs to enter the password and select OK. (The program also asks for this if you are blocked from taking the quiz.)
  14. If you are taking a quiz on a tablet and the quiz has Recorded Voice, you may need to select a second Start Quiz button.
  15. The quiz begins. To select an answer, press the A, B, C, or D key or select or click on the answer you want. A circle shows which answer you selected. You can change your answer before going on. To go to the next question, click Next.
  16. If Recorded Voice is on, you will hear a recording of each question and the possible answers. To hear the recording of the question or a particular answer, click the item.

    You can click the quiz title at the top of the page during the quiz to see information about the book and quiz.

    Quizzes can be stopped by if necessary. Select Stop Quiz at the top of the Quiz Question screen. In the window that opens, the teacher or quiz monitor must enter the monitor password and click Stop Quiz.

  17. After the quiz is done, you may be asked how you liked the book. If this happens, select one of the stars. Then, select Next.
  18. If the program asks for a monitor password, the quiz monitor needs to enter the password and select OK.
  19. Next, the program shows you how you did on the quiz.
  20. Note: The check marks and X's simply show how many answers were correct and incorrect; they do not reflect which question numbers were correct or incorrect.

  21. You will see your results.
  22. If your results page has a sun and water drop like the examples below, a sun shows that you passed the quiz. A water drop shows that you have earned points.

    If you passed the quiz, you may have a Review Missed Questions button; select it to see the answers for the questions you got wrong. For questions you answered incorrectly, your answer will be circled and in red with an "X." The correct answer will be circled in green with a check mark. When you're through reviewing each question, select Next.

    If you are allowed to print your TOPS Report, select Print TOPS Report. You may have to select either English or Spanish to choose which language you want the report to be in. When you are done looking at the TOPS Report, select Close.

    If you just passed a Reading Practice Quiz, you may be able to take the Vocabulary Practice Quiz by selecting Take Vocabulary Quiz (if the button is on the results screen).

    Click Find My Next Book button to go back to the Reading page. (Primary students click Next instead to go to the Progress page.)

  23. If you want to log out, in the top-right corner of the page, select the arrow next to your name and choose Log Out.