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"We can lose ourselves in a book, but we may find ourselves there, too!"
DUE DATES for MP GOALS (Each date below denotes the last day of the marking period that students may take a quiz. These dates could change due to cancellations or delays. Students will be informed of changes and new dates will be posted to Google Classroom.)
MP1 - Tues. Oct. 29th
MP2 - Thurs. Jan. 16th
MP3 - Tues. March 24th
MP4 - Tues. May 26th (Subject to change based on when grades are to be posted for report card printing.)
AR Point Goals
Each student will be assigned an AR Point Goal for each marking period based on their individual reading habits and apptitudes. Students will use these goals to track their progress throughout the marking period and challenge themselves to become better readers. A student's goal is based on an 85% quiz score average and a goal to read at least 15-20 mins. per night, on average. These goals and student's progress can be checked at school or from home using the link to AR Home Connect, which you will find at the bottom of the page.
AR Quizzes & Grading
Student's grades for independent reading will be earned by reading and taking the AR Quiz for two books per marking period. For a book to count toward their independent reading grade, it should be on or near their reading level (these levels, marked suggested ZPD, can be found on the AR website under the student's profile). Each of these tests will count as a 10-15 pt. grade for that marking period (about 10% of their final grade for that MP).
For example, if a student scores a 90% on their first AR quiz, then the student's grade for that quiz would be 13.5/15.
If a student takes more than two quizzes per marking period, the two highest quiz scores will count toward their final grade. Students may count quizzes taken on books that they are required to read for class (in reading or English class) toward their two book requirement.
Taking an AR Quiz
Students are only allowed to take AR quizzes in Mr. Lettie's room. Quizzes are not accesible outside of school, and students should not take quizzes with other teachers, in other rooms, during other classes. Mr. Lettie will periodically provide time in class to take a quiz; students have the opportunity to take quizzes while visiting the library, during class, every other week; and students may ask for a pass to come to Mr. Lettie's room to take a quiz during other independent work times (home room, etc.).
Check your progress!
You can check your goals and quiz scores from anywhere. Just follow the link below!
Log in just like you would at school! (Username = lastnamefirstname, Password = studentID#)