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Step 2.10: Accelerated Reader & Lexile Measures

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MARS 2.0 offers two types of enrichment options for your collection of juvenile records: accelerated reader & lexile measures.

Accelerated Reader

For more information about Accelerated Reader, quiz points and reading levels, please visit http://www.renaissance.com/:
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.

Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.

There are currently over 870,000 ISBNs represented in the Accelerated Reader database.

Here is an example of a before/after record with the AR enrichment:

 
 original record:
 100 1# $a Paige, D. M.
 245 10 $a Dorothy must die :$b stories /$c Danielle Paige.
 300 ## $a 377, 27 pages ;$c 21 cm.
 
 updated record:
 100 1# $a Paige, D. M.
 245 10 $a Dorothy must die :$b stories /$c Danielle Paige.
 300 ## $a 377, 27 pages ;$c 21 cm.
 526 ## $a Accelerated Reader $b UG $c 5.1 $d 17 $z 166237

Lexile Measures

For more information about Lexile Measures, please visit www.lexile.com:
The Lexile framework is a scientific way to match readers with text using the same scale. Recognized as the standard for matching readers with texts, Lexile® measures connect learners of all ages with resources at the right level of challenge. Lexile measures provide a clear way to monitor progress toward college and career readiness. There are currently over 500,000 ISBNs represented within the Lexile database.

Here is an example of a before/after record with the Lexile enrichment:

 
 original record:
 100 1# $a Paige, D. M.
 245 10 $a Dorothy must die :$b stories /$c Danielle Paige.
 300 ## $a 377, 27 pages ;$c 21 cm.
 
 updated record:
 100 1# $a Paige, D. M.
 245 10 $a Dorothy must die :$b stories /$c Danielle Paige.
 300 ## $a 377, 27 pages ;$c 21 cm.
 521 8# $a HL720L $b Lexile

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