Research Base
Designed to support the practice of independent reading, Scholastic Reading Counts! meets the hallmarks of leading reading research studies. Click on the links to learn more about the research foundation for Scholastic Reading Counts!.
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Fuchs, L.S. & Fuchs, D., (2009). Using curriculum based measurements in response to intervention framework: Using CBM to determine response to intervention. National Center on Response to Intervention.

Institute of Education Sciences. (2009). Using student achievement
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Quenemoen, R., Thurlow, M., Moen, R., Thompson, S., & Morse, A. B. (2004). Progress monitoring in an inclusive standards-based assessment and accountability system (Synthesis Report 53). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, National Center on Educational Outcomes.


Boardman, A.G., Roberts, G., Vaughn, S., Wexler, J., Murray, C.S., & Kosanovich, M. (2008).  Effective instruction for adolescent struggling readers: A practice brief. Portsmouth, NH: RMS Research Corporation, Center on Instruction.


Lee, J., Grigg, W., & Donahue, P. (2007). The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2007 (NCES 2007-496). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

National Reading Panel. (2006). Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction.


Torgesen, J.K., et al. (2007). Academic literacy instruction for adolescents: A guidance document from the Center on Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction.


Stanovich, K.E. (1986).  "Matthew effects in reading: Some consequences of individual differences in the acquisition of literacy."  Reading Research Quarterly, 21, 360-407.


Rose, D.H., & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age: Universal design for learning.Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


Institute of Education Sciences. (2008). Improving adolescent literacy: Effective classroom and intervention practices.

Torgesen, J.K. & Miller, D.H. (2009).  Assessments to guide adolescent literacy instruction.Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction.