Reading Counts tests for kids are Lexile-based reading assessments given to students as part of the Scholastic Reading Counts program. Lexile-based reading measurements are used to determine the student's reading comprehension sweet spot.
These Lexile-based assessments help the Reading Counts program assign books that fit within a student's comfort and skill level to ensure maximum reading comprehension. Each student is placed at a reading level that challenges him, but that is not too difficult to understand. Reading Counts assessments are suitable for all students from kindergarten to 12th grade who know how to read. Assessments are given after the students reads a book from the program, and more than one assessment is available for each book.