Articles are no longer being added for Accelerated Reader. Existing articles are still available for students to read and take quizzes on, but Renaissance will not be continuing development of features for article quizzes.
If your school uses myON, students can find a new set of news articles daily in myON News. Each article includes a quiz and other resources.
Accelerated Reader includes nonfiction articles that students can read within the software; after reading each article, students take a brief, three-question quiz about it. (See How Students Read Articles and Take Quizzes.) Articles are available at various reading levels to give students more nonfiction practice.
What is the source of Renaissance articles?
The articles were sourced via a variety of content providers, such as NPR, Smithsonian, Highlights, Library of Congress, Cricket Media, and the Associated Press.
If you want to see the source of a particular article, there are two ways to do so:
- When you open the article, look for the "by" information after the title:
- In Accelerated Reader Bookfinder, select Advanced Search. In the first Additional Criteria drop-down list, select Nonfiction Articles. Then, choose your other search criteria and select Search. In the search results, you will see the source of each article below the title.
If you don't want students to read articles and take article quizzes at your school, you can use the school Article Quiz Availability preference to turn article quizzes off.
How Students Find Article Quizzes
To find article quizzes, students can search for articles by keyword, choose an article under "Articles you can read now" or at the bottom of the Reading page under "Discover Articles."
How Teachers and Administrators View Article Quizzes
Teachers and administrators can view articles and their quizzes by selecting Accelerated Reader, then Manage Books & Quizzes.
On the Manage Content page, select Manage Books & Quizzes.
Select the drop-down list at the top of the page and choose viewing Article Quizzes.
All available article quizzes will be listed. If you want to see an article and its quiz, select View Article/Quiz for that article.
How Teachers See the Article Quizzes Students Have Taken
In the Accelerated Reader Record Book, teachers can view results for students' article quizzes; they can also see this information in the Student Performance Record Report. Information about overall performance on quizzes is available in the Summary Diagnostic Report.