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Scholastic Reading Counts

Scholastic Reading Counts!

A reading software program for Grades K–12, Scholastic Reading Counts! helps educators inspire independent reading, guide instruction, and demonstrate accountability.

  1. Offer students the chance to select an appropriate book.
    Using the software, students generate reading lists based on their own Lexile level and interests. They can choose from a wide variety of topics, including animals, sports, science fiction, history, humor, and more!

  2. Quickly test students’ comprehension.
    After reading a book, a student takes a computer-generated quiz. A personalized congratulations screen appears for passing it. If a student does not pass a quiz, he or she can revisit the book and retake a quiz with a different set of questions.

  3. Track reading progress with instantly generated reports.
    Up-to-the-minute, data-driven reports help inform and differentiate instruction. They also let educators know when a student is struggling and needs intervention. The reports fully address adequate yearly progress (AYP) requirements.

Contact Scholastic Reading Counts! to customize your own Scholastic Reading Counts! disk of Crabtree Publishing titles!

Scholastic Reading Counts disks can be customized to include the Crabtree titles of your choice. For details see Scholastic's eCatolog on their website at

Disks require Scholastic Reading Counts! software which must be purchased separately. For details see Scholastic's eCatolog on their website at

Crabtree’s Note About Readability Formulas

Leveling programs that use specially designed computer software, such as Accelerated Reader and Scholastic Reading Counts, read the text of an entire book and determine the reading level based on the number of words, their difficulty, and the complexity of sentence structure. Educators have reported dissatisfaction with these readability formulas especially in the case of non-fiction books. Non-fiction books tend to be graded higher by these formulas than educators themselves would normally grade them because of difficult or technical terminology. Such programs make no allowance for difficult words being explained within the text or in the glossary of the book. Crabtree bases its reading levels on teachers’ actual experience with students at different grade levels.