AR BookFinder (http://www.arbookfind.com
is an online tool where anyone can search for book titles based on
authors, topics or titles of books. You can search results, add books to
your bookbag and print results. The advanced search allows you to
greatly narrow down searches or search for themes such as History/Middle
Ages. Results will help students and parents determine if a reading
practice quiz exists for a certain title.
AR BookFinder is a site
hosted and administered by Renaissance Learning. With the move to
online Renaissance, GPS students now have access to every quiz created
by Renaissance Learning (over 100,000 currently). This site does not
tell us what is housed in school libraries. Students are not restricted
merely by the books owned by their respective school libraries. Books
can come from anywhere such as the public library or a home library.
Please visit your elementary school library if you wish to peruse their
computerized card catalog.
Upon finding a book through AR
BookFinder, look to see if it has an “RP” next to the column that says,
“AR Quiz Types.” RP means there is a Reading Practice Quiz for that
book. If it exists, GPS has access to it. RP Quizzes are the types of
quizzes student use most frequently. (LS and VP stand for Literacy
Skills and Vocabulary Practice Quizzes.)
Towne Meadows Elementary AR Colors
commonly sought Accelerated Reader Quiz Information found below comes
directly from www.arbookfind.com, courtesy of Renaissance Learning, Inc.
What is Interest Level (IL)?
Level is based on content – a book’s themes and ideas – and indicates
for which age group a book is appropriate. We group content
appropriateness into three categories: LG = Lower Grades (K-3); MG =
Middle Grades (4-8); and UG = Upper Grades (9-12).
What is ATOS Book Level?
Book Levels are reported using the ATOS readability formula and
represent the difficulty of the text. For example, a book level of 4.5
means the text could likely be read independently by a student whose
reading skills are at the level of a typical fourth grader during the
fifth month of school. (Of course the content may or may not be
appropriate for a fourth grader which is why we also use Interest
What are Accelerated Reader Points (AR Pts)?
book that has an AR Reading Practice Quiz is given a point value. AR
Points are computed based on the difficulty of the book (ATOS
readability level) and the length of the book (number of words). AR
Points are a way of measuring how much reading practice your child is
For more information, please read "Parent's Guide to Accelerated Reader," an online document found at www.arbookfind.com