If your school has Accelerated Reader, students will see an option for taking an AR Reading Practice Quiz after reading a myON book (if the book has an Accelerated Reader quiz). Students can also choose to take an AR quiz for myON books that they read outside of myON.
How to find myON books that have AR quizzes
Students can see if Accelerated Reader quizzes are available for a book by looking for the buttons described in step 1 below. Teachers can open the book information window for a book and select the i/Details tab; if the AR Quiz information shows a quiz number (not a dash), the book has an AR quiz.
On the Renaissance website, you can go to https://www.renaissance.com/myon-digital-library/?tab=core&pn=1 and select the Core collection. In the table on this page, you can sort by the AR Quiz column to see books with AR quizzes first. (You can also download the list and sort as needed.)
You can also use AR Bookfinder. Follow these steps:
- Go to https://www.arbookfind.com/.
- Select Advanced Search.
- Select the first Additional Criteria drop-down list and choose myON Books. You can choose other search criteria if you'd like.
- Select Search.
Accelerated Reader quizzes are separate from the book quizzes that students see after finishing and rating many myON books.
How myON book quizzes differ from Accelerated Reader quizzes
- Accelerated Reader Reading Practice Quizzes vary from 3 to 20 questions, depending on the length of the book. myON book quizzes are always 5 questions long, though the questions included and the question order will vary.
- AR Reading Practice Quizzes measure comprehension; myON book quizzes focus on five reading skills: Main Idea, Vocabulary, Supporting Detail, Inference, and Interpretation. (Accelerated Reader has separate Literacy Skills Quizzes and Vocabulary Practice Quizzes that address reading skills.)
- Accelerated Reader has quizzes for books that may not be available in myON; quizzes are available for over 200,000 books.
- Accelerated Reader quizzes count toward Accelerated Reader goals, while myON book quizzes do not. If you want your students' myON books to count toward those goals, be sure to have students take the Accelerated Reader quizzes in addition to myON book quizzes.
- Accelerated Reader quiz results are available in the Accelerated Reader Record Book and Accelerated Reader reports. myON book quiz data is available in the myON Quizzes Report.
Students whose average percent correct is 85%-95% for Accelerated Reader Reading Practice quizzes tend to show the highest gains in reading on the Star Reading test.
Best practices suggest that students are most engaged when they take the myON book quiz to confirm their understanding and then complete the Accelerated Reader quiz to show reading mastery.
Note: In the building settings, administrators can turn off the availability of Accelerated Reader quizzes in myON for some or all grades.
- After you finish reading a myON book that has an AR quiz, on the book rating page, select the Take AR Quiz button.
If you read a book outside of myON, you can still take the AR quiz (if one is available). Find the book in myON and select it. Then, in the book information window, select Take AR Quiz.
While you look for books, you can also select a book in a list and select the Take AR Quiz button.
If you access myON through the Renaissance Home page, and the Take AR Quiz button is not available for a book that has an AR quiz, IP restrictions may be keeping you from taking AR quizzes on your computer. Ask your teacher to talk to your Renaissance software administrator about the restrictions and where AR quizzes should be allowed.
If you do not access myON through the Renaissance Home page, and IP restrictions are keeping you from taking the quiz, after you click Take AR Quiz, a message will tell you that you can't use AR right now. The message will tell your teacher that the administrator has set IP restrictions.
- A new browser tab or a new window will open for your Accelerated Reader quiz. If you are asked to log in, enter the user name and password that you use to log in to Accelerated Reader.
- Start the quiz and answer the quiz questions. After the quiz, you will see your results and your progress in Accelerated Reader as you usually do. When you are ready to return to myON, log out of Accelerated Reader and close the tab or browser window for the Accelerated Reader quiz.
Some Accelerated Reader preferences may prevent students from taking a quiz in Accelerated Reader, including date and time restrictions, quiz retake restrictions, and book level and interest level restrictions. Accelerated Reader may also ask for a monitor password. If the student sees a message relating to one of these, they should talk to their teacher to find out how to take the quiz. The preference settings may need to be adjusted by the teacher (for class and student preferences) or an administrator (for school preferences).