This is a computer programme that we use to assess pupils’ comprehension ability and reading ages. Pupils select an appropriate book, read it and then complete a quiz. A report is produced outlining the pupil’s quiz score. Over time, pupils read more difficult books and improve their comprehension ability.
How is progress tracked and measured?
Teachers will use `Student Records` to observe pupils’ quiz scores and what they have read
STAR tests (reading tests) are completed four times a year and generate reading ages
How do we, in school, support reading and literacy?
Our year twelve students assist the teachers in `Accelerated Reader` lessons
Tutor Time delivers aspects of literacy
Tutors and teachers track pupils’ progress and check Quiz Trackers
How can I help my child at home?
Ensure that they are reading intently daily (ideally for twenty minutes)
Converse with your child about what they have read asking: what has happened? What does that sentence imply? Summarise what you have read
Log in to `Home Connect` regularly to observe your child’s quiz scores and what they have been reading
Contact Ms Maher or Ms Davies if you require any further help.
In the pupil’s diary, you will find a record of the quizzes taken and passed, the title of books read, the book’s difficulty and the date of the quiz
This is the `reading range`: this means that the books are suitable for your child to read at a particular time based on the STAR test’s result