My son has brought home a TOPS report from this Accelerated Reader program and I understand it all except for the "Points Earned" section. He has surpassed the other goals set by quite a bit but his points goal was set at 10 and he only earned 1.5. Anyone know how that works or how they get these points?
It's new to us, I'm going to ask the teacher but wanted to see if anyone had an answer more quickly. Thanks! =)
1.5 points means he's only passed 3 or 4 books at most in the time frame of the report. He could be reading the right level, but he's not reading enough if he needs to meet a goal of 10 points. But it depends on how long he has to meet the goal and when the report was run. For example, my students' goal is to earn 5 points a month. I run reports weekly. So at the end of the first week if they've earned 1.5 points that's fine. But if it's the third week they would be behind.
You should have gotten a list from the school. On that list should be a reading level and a point value.
Example: The book is Fish Face by Patricia Reilly Giff. Book level is 2.7, and the point value is 0.5. If they have to earn 5 points per quarter, they will have to read more than one book or find a book and the point level.
I hope that helps.
Answer by Christine0813 at 6:23 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
What grade is he in? My son is in third, and they have to have 5 points each quarter. It could be different at the school.
Answer by Christine0813 at 6:44 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
You should ask the teacher for clarification on the goal and the points he's earning. She should be able to tell you exactly what's going on.
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