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Reading Counts:

What is Reading Counts?
Scholastic Reading Counts! (SRC!) Enterprise Edition is a software program that manages and motivates independent reading school-wide. For Germanton Elementary School's purposes, Reading Counts has replaced Accelerated Reader.  It is also used primarily with 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.

How Does Reading Counts work?
1.  Students take the Scholastic Reading Inventory at school on the computer.
The inventory assesses their lexile level (or reading level).

2. Students select a book based on their lexile range.
Rule of thumb is 50 lexiles above their score and 100 below.  For example: SRI indicates a student's lexile to be 400.  Their lexile range is 300-450.  Students are assisted in choosing books within their range and books that are quizzable (not all books are).

3. Test students’ comprehension.
After students read a book, they take a computer-generated quiz and receive instant feedback.
Take a Sample Quiz

4. Goals.
Each student is assigned a points goal for each quarter and for the year.  Incentives are available for each quarter.

5. Communication
Students keep track of their lexile, their quizzes and conference with teacher regarding their progress.  Teachers communicate progress quarterly to parents.



Please contact Mrs. Scott at school for more information on the Scholastic Reading Counts Program.


Can my child take a Reading Counts test from home?
No.  The software program is site-based not web-based.What kinds of books should my child be reading?

Reading Counts and its companion assessment program SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) generate a suggested reading list based on the student’s reading ability and interests (such as Science Fiction, History, etc.) 

What are Lexiles?
“The Lexile Framework® is a research-proven system for measuring students' reading levels and matching readers to text. The Lexile Framework® is unique because it uses a common metric—a Lexile® measure—to evaluate both reading ability and text difficulty. By placing both reader and text on the same scale, the Lexile Framework® allows educators to forecast the level of comprehension a student will experience with a particular text, and to evaluate curriculum needs based on each student's ability to comprehend the materials.” 
MetaMetrics, Lexile Framework®, Lexile®, and the Lexile logo are trademarks and/or U.S. registered trademarks of MetaMetrics, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission

Can my child take a test on any book he/she wants? 
Discuss this with the teacher.  Classroom teachers have specific goals for the class as a whole or for individual students.  Our quiz database includes all 40,000 quizzes the software company offers. But, don’t assume that just because the book is lexiled that we have the quiz for it

Please access the following for more information regarding the Lexile Framework.