The following are the AR guidelines for Cole Camp Elementary School K-4.
Students should read and test on books having a level within their ZPD. They may read library books, classroom books, or their own personal books. When selecting a book to read students should consider three factors:
Student’s individual interest
ZPD-Book readability level
Book interest level
Students will not use points from books read as a class lit set or which the teacher has read aloud to reach their goal, unless their teacher has received approval from the Elementary Principal.
Students may test in their classroom, the library, or the computer lab only during school hours; unless a special activity has been planned by the teacher and must be supervised by an elementary staff member. Parents and guardians may not supervise their child’s test.
Students may test on no more than 2 books on any day. Students are encouraged to read and pass 2 nonfiction books each quarter.
To reach the quarter goals, students may only count points for a test on which a passing score was received. A passing score on an individual test is 60%. Also, a cumulative average score of 70% must be obtained for a student to reach his or her quarter goal.
Teachers will use the Goal-Setting Chart provided by Renaissance Learning to determine their student’s goal. The totals may be adjusted for amount of required reading time each day and length of quarter.
Cole Camp Elementary will also use Accelerated Reader as a portion of your student’s reading grade. Each student will have two grades from Accelerated Reader and each will count as a reading test score.
Percentage of goal met for the quarter
Accumulative test score average
Classroom teachers may be responsible for tracking and updating students on their AR goal. Information concerning students AR progress is available to all parents online.