Accelerated Reader

This is a program that was designed to track and promote reading through the schools. Students are able to read basically any book of their choice, then take a short quiz over that book which earns them points based off of their score. Teachers are able to monitor and track students reading and comprehension. 
Each grade at William James is required to participate in AR. Students in each grade are require to obtain a certain number of points which are then factored into their Language Arts grade.
6th grade = 10 points
7th grade = 15 points
8th grade = 20 points

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AR Book Finder is linked to a site that allows you to see if a book has an AR test. It will also tell you the number of points a book is worth.