The AR program tracks a student’s reading comprehension and encourages good reading habits through incentives. Once a student reads a particular book, he or she can take an AR test which quizzes on comprehension. Points are earned based on test accuracy, reading difficulty, and book length.
Periodically, classes get to “shop” at the AR Store where the students may redeem their points for prizes. The PTO purchases the incentive items and manages the AR Store.
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