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Sagamore Hills Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader

What is Accelerated Reader? 
Accelerated Reader is a computer program accessed through Renaissance Learning that helps parents and teachers encourage and monitor their students' reading. Your child picks a book and either reads independently or listens to the book.  When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the AR program. AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results.  For the 2023-2024 school year students in grades 3-5 may access AR.
What books are AR books?
Many fiction and nonfiction books have tests written for them on the Accelerated Reader program. One way to find out if a book has a test is to search for it using:
*In our Sagamore Hills library, AR books have either an orange circle or an AR sticker on the spine of the book*

**AR Tests can now be taken at home **
Use this link to log in to Renaissance Learning to take an AR test from home (must use our special URL):
Login information 

User Name: student number (without the S)
Password: Birthday-4 digit month and day 

ex: 0204  (February 4th)
Students may also access the Renaissance Learning app to take an AR test through Clever/Launchpad
 The App for AR looks like this on Clever: 

To log in to Clever:
username: student number (with s)
password:  ask your child's homeroom teacher

If you have questions about Accelerated Reader, please email:

Mrs. Manzi: [email protected] 


Student Goals
Students in Grades 3-5 have point goals* for each semester.  
Third Grade -- 30 Points
Fourth Grade -- 40 points
Fifth Grade -- 50 points

*point goals can be modified