We use AR in 8th grade ELA as a way to encourage independent reading and reading for enjoyment. Students are required to have 10 AR points at the end of each 9 weeks. AR tests MUST be taken IN the classroom in order to count toward the student's grade. They must also present proof of the test and the grade to the teacher so that it will be recorded in the grade book. If not, that grade will NOT be recorded.Students must also read books that are within a reasonable range of their functional reading level. That decision is at the teacher's discretion.