Read & Practice > Introduction to Read & Practice

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The following article provides an overview of a student's experience completing a Read & Practice activity.


A student begins by opening the Read & Practice activity and completing the readings. All readings must be completed before unlocking a quiz.

Students can highlight and take notes in their e-books. The system will check off each section as they read.

Once all sections are read, the student unlocks the quiz.


Students are presented with quiz questions one question at a time. As soon as students click on an answer choice, they receive feedback for that choice. Students continue answering questions throughout the activity and are able to build up their score by answering correctly.

Questions in each activity are divided into levels. If a student gets a question correct without hints, the next question for that topic will come from the next most difficult level. In this way, the quiz is adaptive and able to adjust its level of difficulty based on a student’s performance.

Students are able to work through each activity at their own pace. They can take a break at any point and return to the activity at a later time.

Helpful tips

Read & Practice offers many helpful tips to assist students during an activity.


Each question has a topic-specific link that guides students to the course reference material, so that they can use that material to assist them in answering the question correctly. Referencing this additional material doesn’t cost students any points.


The Get a Hint option either provides students with a quick tip to help them answer a question, or removes an incorrect answer choice and explains why that answer is incorrect.


If a student answers a question incorrectly, they receive feedback about that answer. The feedback explains why that choice was incorrect, but doesn’t tell students the correct answer. Students then have the opportunity to try to answer again.


Show Answer

If the question is too difficult, students are able to click on Show Answer to see the answer. However, no points are awarded and the student continues to be given questions from that same topic and difficulty level.



Scoring explained

Students complete a Read & Practice activity by answering questions correctly and scoring the necessary number of points to reach the designated Target Score. Harder questions are worth more points than easier questions, and students earn fewer points on a given question if they access hints or make more incorrect guesses before answering the question correctly.

Read & Practice does not penalize students for answering a question incorrectly. The number of questions in the activity is not predetermined, so the number of total points a student can earn does not decrease if he or she gets a question wrong. If a student guesses incorrectly, asks for hints, or requests the correct answer, then the student will be required to answer more questions in order to reach the target score.

Additional Practice

After students finish the quiz, they’ll receive full credit for the activity. They’ll come to a study plan screen that provides their overall accuracy score. It also provides a list of e-book sections they struggled with, listed in red.

Students can click each reading in red to re-read that content, then complete a brief Check Your Understanding quiz to see if they now understand the content in that section.

Once students have re-read and checked their understanding for each section, they unlock a practice quiz. The practice quiz won’t impact their grades, but it will allow them to keep working on the material and deepening their knowledge.

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