Taking an Accelerated Reader Quiz

After a student logs in to the program, he or she can take Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills, and Other Reading Quizzes. To see a video demonstration of how students take a quiz, click here.

These steps do not apply to students who are working in unsupported browsers; to find out which browsers are supported, see www.renaissance.com/customer-center#systemrequirements.

What you need to do before quizzing

Students should follow these steps to take a quiz:

  1. After you log in as a student, you'll see the Home page. If you are already using the program, select Home (or the Home icon) at the top of any page.

  2. Select Accelerated Reader (or Take a Quiz if you have Accelerated Reader 360).

  3. If you are enrolled in more than one Accelerated Reader class, select the name of the class for which you want to take a quiz; then, select Done. (You can change your class later by clicking your name at the top of the page and choosing Change Class.)

Accelerated Reader has a student capacity limit. If that limit has been reached for your school or district, the program will display a message telling you that. If you get a message like that, make sure you tell your teacher. Then, select OK to close the message. If the student capacity limit has been reached, you cannot take a quiz until it is increased or adjusted.

  1. Search for the book that you want to take a quiz for. Type all or part of the book title, all or part of the author's name, or the quiz number. Then, select Search.

If you want to take a Vocabulary Practice Quiz, you may not need to search. The bottom of the page shows you books that you have taken Reading Practice Quizzes for, but not Vocabulary Practice Quizzes. To take a quiz for one of those books, select the title, then select Take Quiz. For Second Try and Review Words quizzes, select Vocabulary Review. If you choose to take one of these quizzes, go to step 10.

  1. In the list of books, select Take Quiz for the quiz you want to take. If the list is long, click (Next) and (Back) to move through it.

Note: If you have already taken a quiz for one of the books in the search results, you will see the "Quiz taken" message under the book description.

If you don't see the quiz you want to take:

    • Try searching for it again

    • Talk to your teacher to see if your school has the quiz

    If no quizzes are found for the word(s) a student typed, but those words are similar to words that do match quizzes, the program may list those quizzes. The student will see “Showing results for” below the search field so that the student knows which word(s) were used to find the quizzes that are listed.

  1. If necessary, select how you read the book (I was read to, I read with someone, or I read by myself).

  2. If you chose a Reading Practice Quiz with Recorded Voice, you may be able to choose whether you want to use it. If so, select On to use Recorded Voice during the quiz; select Off if you don't want to use it.

  3. If the program asks for a monitor password, your quiz monitor needs to enter the password and select OK. (The program also asks for this if you are blocked from taking the quiz.)

  4. Select Start Quiz.

  5. The quiz begins. To select an answer, press the A, B, C, or D key or select or click on the answer you want. A circle shows which answer you selected. You can change your answer before going on. To go to the next question, click Next.

If Recorded Voice is on, you will hear a recording of each question and the possible answers. To hear the recording of the question or a particular answer, click the item.

You can click the quiz title at the top of the page during the quiz to see information about the book and quiz.

Quizzes can be stopped by the quiz monitor or teacher if necessary.

  1. After the quiz is done, you may be asked how you liked the book. If this happens, select one of the stars. Then, select Next.

  2. If the program asks for a monitor password, the quiz monitor needs to enter the password and select OK.

  3. Next, the program shows you how you did on the quiz.

    If you passed the quiz, you can select Review Missed Questions to see the answers for the questions you got wrong. The program will display each question you answered incorrectly. Your answer will be circled and in red with an "X." The correct answer will be circled in green with a check mark. When you're through reviewing each question, select Next.

You may be allowed to print your TOPS Report. If so, select Print TOPS Report. You may have to select either English or Spanish to choose which language you want the report to be in. When you are done looking at the TOPS Report, select < Back.

If you just passed a Reading Practice Quiz, you may be able to take the Vocabulary Practice Quiz by selecting Take Vocabulary Quiz.

Click Find My Next Book to go back to the Reading page. (Primary students click Next instead to go to the Progress page.)

  1. If you want to log out, in the top-right corner of the page, select the arrow next to your name and choose Log Out.

See also:

Students - using Accelerated Reader

How students see ideas for books to read

Students - viewing progress

Students - viewing the Bookshelf (quizzes taken)

Logging in as a student

Stopping a quiz