• What is the Read to Succeed Required Reading program?

    booksRecognizing that the amount of time spent in recreational reading is a predictor of students' academic success, the Merrillville Community School Corporation has adopted a corporation-wide required reading program.  All students are required to read and pass tests to accumulate a certain number of points.  Students' progress will be assessed each grading period.  Students are required to achieve 70% or higher on the corresponding computer book quiz to receive credit for the book.  

    RSRR grades for students will be figured from two equally weighted parts using points earned and the cumulative reading comprehension percentage. Students can not receive more than the maximum number of total points, regardless of the number of points earned. RSRR completion is required for making the honor roll. 

    Students will take a Scholastic Reading Inventory test each year.  The test consists of a series of short passages the student is required to read, and then they will complete fill-in-the-blank sentences. This test takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Students then receive a lexile score. A lexile score is a measurement that is used to assess the student’s reading ability and to help students find books at an appropriate reading level. Students will have an opportunity to take an SRI test every thirty days.  

    Students will be able to a print out a recommended reading list after they take their SRI test. The books on the list will be within their lexile range and based on interests they selected before beginning the test. Students can also print out a new reading list each time they log onto the Reading Counts program to test on a book.

    Lexile Range

    Grades 1-2 - Students may test on any books that are readily available in their school libraries. 

    Grade 3 - Students may test on andy books that are readily available in their school libraries.

    Grade 4 - Students may test on any books that are readily available in their school libraries.

    Grades 5-6 - Students may test on any books that are available in their school libraries.

    Grades 7-8 - Students may test on chapter books at 600+ or 50 points below their lexile on other books. 

    Grades 9-12 - Students may test on chapter books at 700+ or 50 points below their lexile on other books. 

    *All book assessments must be completed no later than five days prior to the end of the grading period in order for the students to receive credit.

    *High school students will receive one credit upon completion of 192 points. 

Last Modified on May 29, 2018