To encourage a love of reading and to help monitor each student's individual progress, we use the Accelerated ReadingTM software program. Students read books, take tests to measure comprehension and use their results to achieve individual goals.
Now you can search for AR books using the AR Bookfinder. You'll find details including reading level, points, interest level, book summaries and more! Students can also create their own book list and print titles of interest. Once you've identified books, you can look for them in the school library or put them on hold online at the Allen County Public Library.
How do I know what AR level my child should be reading?
Soon after the school year begins, your teacher will give you student guidance on the right range of books to select for his or her reading level. AR levels roughly correspond to grade levels. For example, a 3.5 level would mean the fifth month of third grade, based on average reading levels. The most important thing is not the number, but to find books that interest your child and and will be just right for instilling reading confidence and challenging enough to build new skills.
Computer Lab at Getz:
The computer lab at the Getz Road is open only during school hours on school days. Volunteers are in the lab Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:20-8:45 am. to monitor Accelerated Reader tests and assist with logging in and finding books, if necessary. Students are also able to take AR tests during school hours in their classrooms and at the direction of teachers. Please note - students must check in with their classroom teacher for attendance and lunch count before going to the lab for testing. If you have any questions about how to help your child prepare for AR tests, please ask your child's teacher or Mrs. Levitt at 459-1616