Mrs. Andrea Hane

“When we pray we speak to God; but when we read, God speaks to us.” --St. Jerome

Dear STA Families,

If you could kindly take a look for any library books that may be lying around your house back from when the students were still in school pre-covid days, February and March 2020, and send them in with your children to the library I would greatly appreciate it.

Andrea Hane

Accelerated Reader (AR)

The Accelerated Reader program uses the ATOS readability formula to measure text difficulty based on sentence length, word length, and average grade level of words. The Accelerated Reader number represents the grade and month at which a child will, on average, be able to fluently read the text. For example, 4.5 indicates the fifth month of fourth grade. While the ATOS formula measures the readability of a text, only you can determine if a book is suitable for your child.

Every 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 awarded to students for each successfully completed quiz. These points help students track goals and measure achievement.

Average grade breakdowns are as follows:

· Kindergarten: 0.0-0.9

· 1st Grade: 0.1-1.9

· 2nd Grade: 1.7-2.8

· 3rd Grade: 2.6-3.9

· 4th Grade: 4.0-4.9

· 5th Grade: 5.0-5.9

· 6th Grade: 6.0-6.9

· 7th and 8th Grade: 7.0-8.9