Students should read and test on books having a
level within their ZPD. They may read library books, classroom books, or their
own personal books. When selecting a book to read students should consider
Students will not use points from books read as
a class lit set or which the teacher has read aloud to reach their goal, unless
their teacher has received approval from the Elementary Principal.
Students may test in their classroom, the
library, or the computer lab only during school hours; unless a special
activity has been planned by the teacher and must be supervised by an
elementary staff member. Parents and guardians may not supervise their child’s
Students may test on no more than 2 books on any
day. Students are encouraged to read and pass 2 nonfiction books each quarter.
To reach the quarter goals, students may only
count points for a test on which a passing score was received. A passing score
on an individual test is 60%. Also, a cumulative average score of 70% must be
obtained for a student to reach his or her quarter goal.
Teachers will use the Goal-Setting Chart
provided by Renaissance Learning to determine their student’s goal. The totals
may be adjusted for amount of required reading time each day and length of
Cole Camp Elementary will also use Accelerated
Reader as a portion of your student’s reading grade. Each student will have two grades from
Accelerated Reader and each will count as a reading test score.
of goal met for the quarter
test score average
Classroom teachers may be responsible for
tracking and updating students on their AR goal. Information concerning
students AR progress is available to all parents online.