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Prestwick Academy School Library is part of South Ayrshire Council's public library system.
The school uses the same book-issue method and tickets that are currently in use in Prestwick Library, Alloway Library, Carnegie Library and all other South Ayrshire Libraries. All pupils have been issued with their new cards and S1 will receive theirs at the start of September. This card will replace any South Ayrshire Library card pupils may already have. This library card entitles pupils to all the privileges of the public library service including free access to online resources and e-books, plus access to the entire book stock of all public and school libraries in South Ayrshire (some restrictions apply to school stock).
Accelerated Reader - Parents' Resources
To check your child's progress in Accelerated Reader simply click the button below and log in using your child's username and password.
For more information you can download the following documents:
What is home connect?
Parent Guide to Home connect.
Star Reading is an adaptive test which assigns to your children a Reading Range (or ZPD, Zone of Proximal Development). A reading Range match the student with a range of books from which they can choose, in which every book will be at the perfect level for the child ability.
Star Reading Introduction
Star Fact Sheet Reliability and validity
Computer adaptive testing
Accelerated Reader is a program to assess progress, vocabulary growth and literacy skills of your children. Seeing how well students are performing in reading, teachers are able to tailor their teaching accordingly and also to plan interventions when necessary.
Most of the library books suitable for S1 and S2 are already in the program, and students can take several quizzes on the books they read when using the library computers. The students are able to choose among a wide range of books in their reading range. No books in their range will be too complicated, and when they take the related quiz, they will be tested on their comprehension on the text.
Here are some links for you to look at if you want to know more about the program and the studies behind it.
Parent's guide to accelerated reader.
Overview of Star and Accelerated Reader.
You can also check if the books you have at home are in Accelerated Reader, using this website.
Is a place where you can find information for your research. It's reliable, safe and time-saving. You can log in here. Ask the library for username and password.
Full E-books and articles on a lot of relevant subjects. You can log in here. You can collect your username and password in the library.
A great cross-curricular educational resource, in a agile online newspaper format. After collecting user name and password at the library, you can log in here.