Parent Newsletter December 2022
Calendar of Events
Counselor's Corner - Ms. Torres and Ms. Serna
This month, we’re challenging your students to reflect on
their experiences and take responsibility for how they
choose to learn and grow from these experiences. We are
partnering with you to grow and develop your child’s sense
of responsibility. As you reflect as a family, celebrate your
accomplishments, identify areas you may want to improve,
and consider new ways to serve others in the days ahead.
The purpose of AR to help motivate students to read more books at an appropriate level of difficulty that will encourage and challenge their reading ability.
What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader is a computer base, reading management and motivational system designed to encourage students to read. Each student is given an individual reading goal based on their reading abilities. Student’s reading ability is based on their reading grade equivalent (GE) score from the STAR Reading test. The GE score is used to determine each student’s zone of proximal development (ZPD) range which is used to determine the level of book difficulty for the students.
Martinez Elementary uses both a 30-minute AR daily practice and the student’s ZPD to determine a student’s six-week point goal. Example, a student with a 2.5 ZPD would have a point goal of 5.5 points. This is determine by using an AR Goal-Setting Chart.
The following are some AR guidelines to keep in mind: 1. During virtual learning may take AR quizzes at home. 2. Parents are not permitted to help children while they are taking quizzes.
3. Students may take a quiz on a book only one time.