Reading Counts!

Scholastic’s Reading Counts! is a web based reading program that is used at MSTA for students in 1st - 5th grade.  The students take an initial assessment that provides their Lexile level or reading range as well as a recommended book list.   Students are expected to read a specific number of literature and informational books each trimester (this varies by grade level).  After completing a book, students log on to the Reading Counts! program during the school day to complete a 10 question comprehension test on the book.  To meet the expectation, students must pass with 80% or above.   

MSTA uses the Reading Counts! program as a tool to help motivate students to progress at their  independent reading level.  ALL students are capable of meeting the grade level expectations.  Parents are encouraged to help their student(s) find reading materials in their “sweet spot”, which is 100 points below to 50 points above their Lexile level.