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St. Ann School uses the Scholastic Reading Counts program in the library beginning in 3rd grade. Reading Counts is a computer-based program designed to inspire independent reading on an individual basis. There are two parts to the program. The first part is the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) and the second part is the Reading Counts (RC) quizzes. The Reading Inventory is a program that is designed to determine the reading performance of students and make recommendation of books based on student’s unique lexile and reading level. (A lexile is a common measure that represents both reading ability and text difficulty.) The ten question RC quizzes, test student’s comprehension of the book by asking questions related to the characters, setting, plot, theme, and outcome.
While the Reading Counts Program is a reward-based program, students are expected to pass a certain number of quizzes each year, depending on grade level. Additionally, RC books are assigned a certain number of points. As students pass quizzes, they earn RC points and are rewarded accordingly.