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What is AR (Accelerated Reader)?

AR is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his or her own level and reads at his or her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz indicates that your child understood what was read. Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success. Students earn points for each quiz that is passed, and they earn prizes throughout the year for the points that they earn.

With the move to online Renaissance, Smithville Elementary students now have access to every AR quiz created by Renaissance Learning. Students are not restricted to reading only the books owned by our school library. Books can come from anywhere, such as the public library or a home library. You may also check your child's points earned by going to You will need your child's login information. If your child does not know their login information, you can request it from their teacher.

To find a book that is part of the AR program, or to check the point value of a book you already have, please go to

AR Points Required For Each Prize Level


Pre-K - K – 3 points
1 st Grade – 7.5 points
2 nd Grade – 12.5 points
Points required by Friday, October 14, 2022
Prize: popsicle, extra recess time the week of October 24-28, 2022

Pre-K – K – 6 points
1 st Grade – 15 points
2 nd Grade – 25 points
Points required by Friday, January 20, 2023
Prize: popcorn & drink the week of January 23-27, 2023

Pre-K – K – 12 points
1 st Grade – 30 points
2 nd Grade – 50 points
Points required by Friday, April 21, 2023
Prize: book, bookmark, food coupon, Pokemon cards OR Pokemon plush toy, field trip to
Greenbrook Park with lunch served the week of May 8-12, 2023

 *Top Point Earner school-wide: Principal of the Day
 *Second Top Point Earner school-wide: Vice Principal of the Day
 *Top Point Earner per grade: Librarian of the Day
 *Drawings held each month for 100% AR quizzes

**Points accumulate, but each prize level will be awarded only one time**

Look for the icon to the right when you log in to Clever to go the the AR website.
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