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What is "Scholastic Reading Counts!"?

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Scholastic Reading Counts is a computer-based assessment based on both fiction and non-fiction books to assess reading skills and improvement. Teachers create reports to see how students perform on the quizzes to assess reading levels and plan future reading instruction.

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Scholastic Reading Counts aims to improve reading mastery in an entertaining format for kids in grades K-12. The system offers reading assessment quizzes for over 55,000 children's books with more under development as of 2015. It allows teachers to develop their own quizzes within the program for specific books. The program uses the Lexile scale for leveling the book quizzes. This scale allows teachers to evaluate the current reading levels of students and track progress as the students advance.

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