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What is Ross Reads?
Ross Reads is a reading motivation and management program that helps encourage and monitor independent reading. One of the many tools Ross Elementary School uses to promote reading and help students to become better readers is Scholastic Reading Counts. Reading Counts is used as an incentive at Ross to encourage students to read a variety of books at their instructional level. When the student is finished reading their book, they will then take a computer-based quiz to assess their comprehension of that book. The Ross PTO provides prizes used in this incentive program.

At this time, our library has over 8,762 fiction and non-fiction titles with corresponding Reading Counts quizzes on our shelves. A 15-30 question database per quiz allows students to re-take quizzes and receive different questions each time. No two students get the same test due to randomly selected items.

All Ross students in grades 2 - 6 are encouraged to participate in Ross Reads using Reading Counts. Students in kindergarten and first grade will track their reading by submitting each book they read independently or with an adult using the Ross Reads Submission Form at (the link is also below).

Please encourage your child to read at home and be aware of the classroom goals set by the classroom teacher, as well as school wide reading incentives (see chart below). Teachers may develop a management system in their classroom that will display points and allow equal opportunities to take Reading Counts quizzes. Students may also take RC quizzes on the computers in the library. The library is open from 8:55-4:00 every day.

Students will be shown how to locate Reading Counts books during library classes. Once the student has read the book, he/she will take a Reading Counts quiz using a school computer. The quizzes can only be accessed at school.

Our students’ success depends on families and teachers working together. Thank you in advance for your support!

Most Ross Elementary Library Books are labeled as Reading Counts books, but you can check to see if a books from home or the public library has a Reading Counts quiz by visiting the website below and typing in the book title to search:

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Log what you've read at home by filling in the survey linked below:
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Pittsburgh, PA 15229
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