At Cardinal Allen we use the Accelerated Reader programme to track and monitor the progress of your child's reading during Pick-up-a-Book lessons. Accelerated Reader is a computer programme that helps teachers manage and monitor children's independent reading practice. The system assesses individual pupils' reading age in relation to their chronological age and provides them with a personalised reading programme.
You can view your child's progress toward reading targets and reader certification.
You can see you child's progress by logging onto Renaissance Home Connect. The website shows your child's progress towards Accelerated Reader. You can receive emails that reveal results for Reading Practice Quizzes and Vocabulary Practice Quizzes. The emails also provide links to the website where you can check progress.
You can view all the words your child has learned through quizzes and identify the words they missed to help them learn those words.
You can also access an online search tool, AR BookFinder, to search for books using various criteria, including author, subject or reading level. You can view the books we have available in our school library by going to the following link: