Teacher Review for Accelerated Reader 360

Gives good information

Suzanne G.
Classroom teacher
Juan De Anza Elementary School
Hawthorne, United States
Show More
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Special needs
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.
My Take
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.