St. Mary's Accelerated Reader is web-based!

The students now have access to over 150,000 tiles at Renaissance Place!

Check your own titles at home by using the AR Book Finder web-site.

AR book find

Renaissance Home Connect will let you see how your student is doing on their AR books.

Renaissance Home Connect

Accelerated Reader Titles Listed by Book Levels


Below are the book titles that we owned on our server before the transition to Renaissance Place Real Time. These are still color coded and in a separate section in our library. We have a notebook which lists these books by title, author, and book level. It is kept in our library on top of the AR book shelves.


3.7 - 3.9 (yellow)

4.4 - 4.6 (orange)

4.7 - 4.9 (orange)

Each Book Level is color coded to make it easier for the children. The colors are indicated beneath each section with the exception of *7.0-13.3 These are listed below:

7.0 (dark red), 8.0 (pink), 9.0 (teal)

Accelerated Reader
Practice with a Purpose

Accelerated Reader (AR) is an individualized reading program that makes reading practice more effective for every student. It is reasonable for students to begin using the AR program anytime between kindergarten and first grade. Naturally, students who begin the program sooner will have read more books; however, the progression through the lower levels needs to remain consistent throughout grades K-2, regardless of when a student begins the program.

Once students in second grade take the MAP tests, their reading score can be converted to a Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) range.


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