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Reading Incentive Programs

Reading Incentive Programs at Burwell Public Schools


Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader (AR) program by Renaissance Place is a computer based reading recall and comprehension program. Students take tests to measure recall of facts within the text read as well as comprehension. Books are leveled according to the ATOS level through the Accelerated Reader program. It is recommended (may or may not be required) students read within his/ her level based on the STAR testing program which is administered at the beginning of each quarter. For questions regarding your student's individual goal, please contact his/ her classroom teacher. For questions regarding the AR program, contact the librarian.

Accelerated Reader is a computer-based program teachers use to monitor reading practice and progress. Reading levels are determined on a per student basis after taking the Star Test through Renaissance Place. The results of this test along with additional assessments (MAP, DIBELs, etc) provide teachers with information to guide students to appropriate reading materials. Short quizzes can be taken after reading books to measure comprehension.

AR Deadlines 2019-2020 

Celebration dates & activities

AR record holders

Top books

Rockstar Reader

This program was designed as a partnership with BES library and Pizza Palace in an effort to support a local business, as well as, promote the importance of reading. Rockstar Reader complements the AR program but may have varied requirements for earning the certificate. One certificate is good for an order of cheese sticks and a small drink. Expiration dates will apply.

Garfield County Library Summer Reading Programs




AR Deadlines 2020-2021

  • October 19, 2019
  • December 20, 2019
  • March 11, 20202
  • May 14, 2020

Celebration dates & activities

  • October 20, 2019: Teacher led activities
  • December 21, 2019: K-6 movie showing at the Rodeo Theatre (popcorn & a small drink provided)
  • March 12, 2020: K-6 Celebration determined by the library staff
  • May 15, 2020: AR Parade and crowning of AR Kind and Queen (determined by highest point earned in current year)

AR record holders (Name, 6th grade graduation year, total points earned 1st-6th)

Tell Jensen (2012) - 987 points 

CeCe Carsen (

Hayes Jensen

Top books

Green Eggs & Ham


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