How I Use It
I used AR as a homework tool. Students were required to pass 2 AR quizzes per month with an 80% or higher on each quiz. Even though the software is used only at school, this took the place of a reading log for my third grade students. Of course students were able to take as many quizzes as time allowed. This worked well as a peripheral way of getting students to take ownership of their reading management.
Overall, this is a good peripheral way of getting students to read on a daily basis. Students can track their reading level throughout the year and parents have a numerical way of demonstrating achievement and needed remediation on an ongoing basis. But for students who do not like to read, it lacks personality. I also felt the quiz questions were more literal and less inferential. Overall, this is a great tool for students to track their own reading successes. I would highly recommend this software.