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Getting the most out of A.R. and STAR in Your Classroom

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  1. 1. Getting the Most Out of A.R. and STAR in Your Classroom Megan Stanford LIS 557, The University of Southern Mississippi [email_address]
  2. 2. Making Accelerated Reader A Success in Your Classroom <ul><li>Set A.R. goals based on STAR reports </li></ul><ul><li>Set aside time for daily reading practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read independently </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitor students’ use </li></ul><ul><li>Check students’ reading logs frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that students are reading books that are on their reading levels (ZPD) </li></ul><ul><li>Inform students often of their progress </li></ul>Spring 2012, LIS 557
  3. 3. Screenshot of an A.R. Quiz Spring 2012, LIS 557 Image found on www.pennylandschool.com
  4. 4. STAR Reading and STAR Early Literacy <ul><li>STAR </li></ul><ul><li>Assesses student’s overall reading ability (determines reading level, i.e. 3.4) </li></ul><ul><li>Administered several times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring) </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce to students the importance of this assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor students while taking assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Share assessment results with students and parents in a timely manor </li></ul><ul><li>STAR Early Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Given to students in pre-kindergarten through third grade </li></ul><ul><li>Administered in the fall, winter, and spring </li></ul><ul><li>Assesses what students know about letters, letter sounds, numbers, shapes, and words </li></ul><ul><li>Adjusts the level of difficulty of items for each student </li></ul><ul><li>Use reports to tailor instruction to students’ individual needs </li></ul>Spring 2012, LIS 557
  5. 5. Screenshot of STAR Reading Spring 2012, LIS 557 Image retrieved from www.renlearn.com
  6. 6. Screenshot of STAR Early Literacy Spring 2012, LIS 557 Image retrieved from www.renlearn.com
  7. 7. Testing Schedule for STAR Reading and STAR Early Literacy <ul><li>Benchmark 1 (Fall) September 1-15 </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark 2 (Winter) January 3-15 </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark 3 (Spring) April 1-15 </li></ul><ul><li>TST students can test as often as once a week </li></ul>Spring 2012, LIS 557
  8. 8. Important Things to Remember for A.R. <ul><li>Set goals for each nine weeks based on STAR results </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to read a variety of books from fiction and nonfiction genres </li></ul><ul><li>Set aside time for daily reading practice and for taking A.R. quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate students through rewards but make it about more than earning a prize </li></ul>Spring 2012, LIS 557
  9. 9. Sample STAR Early Literacy Report Spring 2012, LIS 557 Image retrieved from https://hosted198.renlearn.com/707763
  10. 10. In Conclusion <ul><li>Are there any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for being a great audience! </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions later on, you can always stop by the library media center or email me anytime! </li></ul>Spring 2012, LIS 557

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