Reading Practice Quizzes
Definition: Reading Practice Quizzes are the foundation of the Accelerated Reader™
program. They help teachers measure students’ comprehension of books read to, with, or
Objective: Reading Practice Quizzes help teachers motivate and monitor reading practice. They
ensure a successful, positive experience if the student has read a book at the proper level.
Recorded Voice Quizzes
Definition: Recorded Voice Quizzes are Reading Practice Quizzes for beginning, emergent, and ELL
readers. A professionally recorded narrator reads the quiz questions and answer choices as they
appear on the screen. The sound can be turned on or off at the teacher’s discretion.
Objective: Recorded Voice Quizzes help teachers use Accelerated Reader more effectively with
beginning, emergent, and ELL readers. Because students hear the words as they appear on the screen,
they can take the quizzes independently. This saves teachers a tremendous amount of time.
Vocabulary Practice Quizzes
Definition: Vocabulary Practice Quizzes maximize students’ vocabulary acquisition by helping them
encounter words in context through reading.
Objective: Vocabulary Practice Quizzes help teachers motivate students to learn new words in the
books they are already reading for Accelerated Reader.
Things to know: We recommend that students take Vocabulary Practice Quizzes after they pass the
Reading Practice Quiz for the same title.
Literacy Skills Quizzes
Definition: Literacy Skills Quizzes help teachers measure students’ higher-level reading and critical
thinking skills within the context of the book. Each quiz comes with an electronic Teachers Guide
including a brief summary, a main character list with descriptions, vocabulary words with definitions,
critical-thinking questions, and extension activities.
Objective: Literacy Skills Quizzes help teachers monitor their students’ development in 24 specific
reading and critical-thinking skills found most often in the language arts section of standardized tests.
Things to know: We recommend that students take Literacy Skills Quizzes after they pass the
Reading Practice Quiz for the same title.
Definition: Quizzes aligned with major textbook series from Harcourt School Publishing (Collections
2001, Vamos 2001, Trophies 2003, StoryTown 2008 and Social Studies Leveled Readers 2007),
Houghton Mifflin (A Legacy of Literacy 2001, Houghton Mifflin Reading 2003, Houghton Mifflin
Reading 2005, and Science Independent Readers 2007), Macmillan/McGraw-Hill (Reading 2003,
Treasures 2007, Treasures 2010 CA, Treasures 2009 FL and Treasures 2009 National), Pearson
Scott Foresman (Reading 2000, Reading 2002, Reading 2004, Reading Street 2007, 2008 and 2009,
2010 CA, Lectura, Social Studies Content Leveled Readers 2005 & 2008 and Science Content
Leveled Readers 2006 and 2008), and SRA/McGraw-Hill (Open Court 2000 and 2002, Imagine It!
2008, Imagine It! 2009 CA).
These quizzes come in two types:
Other Reading Quizzes: These quizzes support teacher-led classroom reading and discussion
specifically linked to how the textbooks and connected materials are used in the classroom. This
includes actual classroom instruction that carries its own style of student motivation and student
reporting of successful reading comprehension. Sometimes referred to as core reading materials,
they typically do not contain one entire text of the same subject, but units of various subjects.
Therefore, points are not a significant measurement of individual student time spent on reading
and are not included on these quizzes. The word count is a more accurate method for measuring
how much reading students do with the core material and is available for each selection in the
series. Series examples include Pupil Editions and Anthologies, Phonics Readers, Intervention
Readers and Big Books.
Reading Practice Quizzes: These quizzes support self-selected and/or assigned self-paced
reading performed by the student. These leveled readers, paperbacks, practice readers, and others
typically represent the student's progression from teacher-led reading instruction to the
introduction of more student-based, self-selected, and independent reading practice.
Objective: These quizzes allow teachers to monitor all reading activity in their classroom or library.
Teachers can use the reports to easily monitor both assigned and self-selected reading practice
Things to know: Other Reading Quizzes come in standard sets aligned with the textbook series. You
must have AR 6.0 or higher to use Other Reading Quizzes.