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How can I secure my Renaissance Place site and prevent quizzing from home?

The license agreement for Accelerated Reader explicitly prohibits allowing students to take quizzes from home. There are two main reasons for this: one is to protect the integrity of quiz results and the other is to maintain the security of your Renaissance Place (RP) site.

Dockside: quizzes now available for Stage 3

Stage 3 of the Dockside series has now been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Published by Rising Stars, Dockside appeals to older children by introducing themes that interest them, while using carefully selected vocabulary to make them accessible to struggling readers. The eighteenth book in the stage, titled Whatever, is typical of the series. The plot […]

Neil Gaiman and Mark Haddon books just quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Several books from popular authors have been quizzed for Accelerated Reader recently. In this update we bring news about books from Neil Gaiman and Mark Haddon as well as a popular series by Jenny Han set in successive summertimes.

Demon Dentist and other top titles quizzed for AR

A raft of books from popular authors has just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Demon Dentist by David Walliams has been in high demand among teachers and librarians, while new Barrington Stoke books from Chris Bradford and Tom Palmer will be instant hits with ninja- and football-loving struggling and reluctant readers. Andy Robb’s witty Geekhood […]

Christmas Collections

It’s nearly Christmas! Whether that fills you with anticipation or dread, you’ll doubtless be finding that with only a month to go Christmas seems to be everywhere. Is your library or classroom set up for the festive season, though? If you haven’t yet pulled out the trees and tinsel, these collections will help you to […]

We’ve enjoyed reading… Brock by Anthony McGowan

The team of quiz writers and editors working on Accelerated Reader quizzes read an awful lot of books. From time to time, a particular book or series stands out from the crowd as deserving of special mention. These are books that have been a pleasure to work on, and which we feel will be a […]

Action-adventure books just quizzed

We add new books to the Accelerated Reader quiz list every week. This week we have released a number of quizzes on books in the action-adventure and survival genres; in this post we focus on a few new releases from popular authors and hotly-requested books now available for quizzing.

Pirates and heroes among newly-quizzed Hopscotch books

We quiz a large number of books in Lower Years reading series. One popular series is Hopscotch, published by Franklin Watts. Quizzes for seven of these books have been released in the last week, including stories about pirates, ancient heroes and brutish Vikings. Details of the newly-quizzed books are below, but you can search for […]

Why do some book levels seem so anomalous?

By Cecelia Powell, Managing Editor

In the first in a series of Frequently Asked Questions, we’re looking at one of the most common causes for enquiries from customers: book levels. How can it be that a chunky 300-page novel has the same book level as a picture book? Managing Editor Cecelia Powell explains why these apparent anomalies are actually demonstrations of the accuracy of the ATOS formula.

Quiz now available: The Screaming Staircase

A Reading Practice quiz is now available for the first book in the brand new Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. Published by Doubleday, part of the Random House group, The Screaming Staircase is a modern ghost story. Although set in contemporary England, the book has a rustic feel evoking the mystery of Victorian […]

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