Accelerated Reader Program

What is Accelerated Reader?

AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor students’ independent reading practice. Your student picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your student takes a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that your student understood what was read. AR gives both students and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help support your student’s reading practice.


17-18 AR Cut-Off Dates and Grading Standards

 Digital Student Handbook for AR:

You can access the Digital Student Handbook using Google Drive.

 AR Home Connect

You can access AR Home Connect to stay up-to-date on your student’s AR progress. Log-in with the following information:

Username: Your student’s 7-digit school ID
Password: Your student’s 6-digit birthdate
You can also sign-up for e-mail notification showing your student’s quiz or test results at this address.

AR Bookfinder

You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books.   You can find out if a book has an AR quiz, the reading level of the book, and the quiz points, too!

Simply visit:

If you have any further questions about the Accelerated Reader Program at Hilltop Middle School, please contact the teacher librarian, Ms. Erin Southam at