Reading Counts is a reading program used by ALTS. Students read books and take multiple choice tests to assess their understanding. This program is available to all students; however, most students are not ready until sometime between the second half of first grade and the end of second grade. Tests may be taken in the child's classroom with the teacher's permission. They may also be taken in the library before or after school with the exception of junior high. Junior high students may take tests in the library during their library time or during electives.