OECD research (2002) shows that reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic status. Fearnhill School strongly encourages reading for pleasure and we support this by following the Accelerated Reader (AR) program.
The English department and Library use AR’s Star Test to assess a student’s reading level at the beginning of every term. We use the results to assign students a colour-coded range that they use as a guide to check books on our shelves that are most appropriate for them to read without frustration.
Students should take a quiz within 48 hours of finishing reading a book within their level. They can take a quiz at https://tinyurl.com/FHSAccRead
To find out if your books at home or from another library have an AR quiz go to http://www.arbookfind.co.uk
Parents can track their child’s progress on Accelerated Reader at https://tinyurl.com/FHSHomeCon
If you would like to receive emails showing your child’s quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add email@example.com to your address book.