YourReadingPath.com FAQs

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YourReadingPath.com is based on the simple belief that reading is important for children and young adults. Reading is essential to academic achievement and independent life-long learning.

Building a library at home is a significant contributor to student performance and success, and supports reading as a source of fulfillment and pleasure. Taking ownership of any book can also mean taking ownership of the knowledge and insights inside. YourReadingPath.com helps pave the way to a path of reading pleasure that begins in childhood and never ends.

For years, teachers, parents, and kids have relied on the NWEA MAP Test results to measure individual student’s reading status and growth, regardless of grade level. To support the development of the habit of independent reading, YourReadingPath.com provides an easy way to use MAP Reading RIT scores to find great books at appropriate Reading Levels for every young reader. YourReadingPath.com offers books on a wide range of topics of interest to readers from Kindergarten through High School. All books on YourReadingPath.com are searchable not only by MAP RIT score and topic, but also by age to ensure the most appropriate match of readability and age appropriateness.

We are proud to offer thousands of specially-priced books across a wide range of informational topics, fictional genres, and Reading Levels, from some of the finest publishers of books for children and young adults such as Rosen Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Cavendish Square Publishing, Britannica Educational Publishing, Greenhaven Publishing, KidHaven Publishing, Lucent Press, Gareth Stevens Publishing, and PowerKids Press.

Enjoy your reading adventure!

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MAP, including MAP for Primary Grades, is a computer adaptive assessment that can be taken in Kindergarten through Grade 12. MAP results are provided as a numerical RIT (Rasch Unit) score. This score is used to measure a student’s achievement level at different times of the school year and to compute growth over time. The Reading score estimates your child’s current achievement as a reader.

The RIT scale is a stable, equal-interval scale, like feet and inches. Equal-interval means that a change of 10 RIT points indicates the same thing regardless of whether a student is at the top, bottom, or middle of the scale, and a RIT score has the same meaning regardless of grade level or age of the student. Scores over time can be compared to tell how much growth a student has made, similar to measuring height with a ruler.

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MAP scores are typically provided by your child’s teacher. Your child may see their MAP Reading RIT score as they complete their MAP Reading test, and may recall it when they return home. You may want to confirm the score reported by your child before using it on this site. The teacher may also communicate the scores via your child’s Student Progress Report or Student Profile Report. If you do not have your child’s MAP Reading RIT score, please contact their school or teacher directly.

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All the books in YourReadingPath.com have a Guided Reading Level (GRL). GRL categorizes books by level of text complexity and difficulty using well-established guidelines. Using GRL as a guide, YourReadingPath.com has linked each MAP Reading RIT score to suggest the books that are most likely matched with your child’s current reading achievement level.

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Other reading measures are measures of the difficulty level of books rather than students’ reading levels. There are many scales and classification systems for identifying the difficulty of books, but few that determine a student’s level. Most reading measures link their classifications to grade-levels, but your child’s grade-level is not always a good estimate of their reading level. Using a MAP Reading RIT score to estimate your child’s reading grade-level works well whether your child is reading at, below or above their grade-level.

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All the books in YourReadingPath.com have been curated to establish an age appropriateness range. This is important because many students have reading achievement levels (RIT scores) that are significantly different than their age. A student may be an 8-year-old third grader but have the reading achievement typical of a 7th grader. Many books with a GRL associated with 7th grade will be fine for an 8-year-old but some will not. YourReadingPath.com will filter out the books that are not age appropriate. This filtering process applies for students who have a reading achievement level lower than their age. YourReadingPath.com will filter out books that are likely too immature for the older student. Parents should consider this filtering a recommendation only and apply their own judgment to each book.

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Entering a range rather than a single MAP Reading RIT score has the effect of increasing the number of books the search returns. Having more books to choose from increases the likelihood your child can find the books they really want to read. Thinking about a reading purpose can help determine the best way to enter a range. Widening the range by entering a lower score will return more books that are easier to read. This is often appropriate for pleasure reading or for topics the student knows little about. Widening the range by entering a higher score will return more books that are harder to read. This may be appropriate for students who want a challenge or for students who are already knowledgeable about a topic and want to learn more. Simply entering a range that goes a little above and a little below the MAP Reading RIT score is a way to see more books that are still well targeted to your child.

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For students who have not developed the habit of pleasure reading, the first step is to find books that interest them. YourReadingPath.com provides topic filters to help narrow the search for books. Second, many students are not attracted to stories or novels, and YourReadingPath.com offers a wide range of informational texts on topics of interest to young people. Third, to help build reading stamina and enjoyment, texts that are easier to read may help. YourReadingPath.com allows for entering a MAP Reading RIT range lower than the student’s actual reading level which will provide books at level the student can read without struggle. Reading easier texts may build fluency, stamina and interest, but doing only this sort of reading does not necessarily lead to being able to read at more challenging levels. In selecting texts for your child, seek a balance of pleasure and challenge.

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The MAP Reading RIT suggests a reading level that should be at the student’s current instructional level. Many reading experts feel that reading challenging, complex text is important for preparing for career and college readiness. Particularly, they believe students who are reading below grade level should engage with on grade level texts with support. Most of the informational texts in YourReadingPath.com are well-supported with illustrations, graphics and other text features. YourReadingPath.com allows for entering a MAP Reading RIT range higher than the student’s actual reading level which will provide a selection of books with greater complexity. Reading only complex texts may stifle student interest and confidence in reading, so avoid too much of a good thing and seek balance in reading purposes including reading for pleasure and for pursuing interests.

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The easiest way is to click Browse All Titles on the home screen of YourReadingPath.com. On the second screen you can choose the topics of interest to the child to narrow the search. If you want to make sure the books you are buying are age appropriate, enter the child’s age on the second screen, too.

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Library binding is a method of binding books for use in a library where a book will be handled by many readers. The binding is more durable to withstand repeated use. Educators prefer the stronger, stiffer more permanent library binding for reading and display. The library binding will extend the book’s useful life.

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When you register at YourReadingPath.com, you are automatically enrolled in the YourReadingPath.com loyalty program. Every book you purchase earns a point toward free books for you, and simultaneously earns points for free books for your school. Each time you accrue 5 points, you earn a free book. Each time your school earns 10 points, they earn a free book!

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Your points will be automatically updated every time you buy a book as a registered member on YourReadingPath.com. Once you’re eligible for a free book, the system allows you to select a free book. You can also defer and store your points for another time, and redeem them whenever you wish.

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Your points will be automatically updated every time you buy a book as a registered member on YourReadingPath.com. Once you’re eligible for a free book, the system will notify you and allow you to select a free book. You can also defer and store your points for another time.

To obtain free books for your school, register your school on YourReadingPath.com. The registration process is the same as for an individual customer. For help with the registration process, please call 877-311-9544. Once your school’s account is active, you can call YourReadingPath.com at 877-311-9544 to discover the number of points your school has gathered. You will be provided a code to use on YourReadingPath.com to order free books.

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You can call YourReadingPath.com between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) at 877-311-9544 if you need help placing an order.

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Your books will arrive via the USPS within 5-7 days. Shipments from YourReadingPath.com are available in the United States only.

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Shipping is FREE on all orders of 5 books or more. A shipping fee of $3.95 will apply to orders of 4 books or less.

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Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted for online ordering. Schools may choose to order via official Purchase Order and pay at a later date. Please call 877-311-9544 for instructions for submission of Purchase Orders.

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When you come to YourReadingPath.com, click “Sign In” in the Main Menu in the upper right. There will be a login box that will automatically pop up. At the bottom of the login box, you’ll be asked to register if you don’t already have an account. Follow the directions provided to register. Be sure to select your school from the drop down menu when registering to ensure loyalty points are properly assigned.

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Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Internet Explorer are all supported browsers for YourReadingPath.com.

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Click “Sign In”, and the login box will pop up. Click “Forgot Your Password” above the Password box, and follow the instructions to reset your password.

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Please call YourReadingPath.com Customer Service at 877-311-9544 for help returning your purchase.

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YourReadingPath.com is committed to protecting your privacy online. Our policy explains how we will do this. We will review this policy in the light of comments we receive, so please check the latest version. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us.

By using YourReadingPath.com, you are accepting the practices described in this statement.

Collection and Use of Information

When you register for an account or ask for further information about YourReadingPath.com, we ask for your name, email address, postal address, and other relevant personal information. Personal information submitted in this way is added to our access control database, which is hosted by a third-party hosting company, and to our customer databases at YourReadingPath.com. premises. Such disclosure is strictly voluntary. In order to contact us by email, however, you must provide an email address. This information will be updated if you inform us of any changes.

We may use information in our customer databases to send you information about us and our products that we think may be of interest to you, electronically or otherwise.

We request personal information, such as your name, email address, and other contact details from you when you contact us with order queries, technical problems, to comment on YourReadingPath.com, or when you ask for information about how to use our site. Personal information supplied by you via a "Contact Customer Service" submission will not be added to our customer database and we request it simply so we can respond to you about your query. Statistics regarding the types of queries submitted to us via "Contact Us" or a feedback form may be collated by us in aggregate form so we can effectively monitor the site and improve levels of service. If you have registered for an account, asked for information, or purchased from YourReadingPath.com in the past and no longer wish us to store information about you, please contact us using the form located on our Contact link and we will remove your details from our customer database. We need to store information about current customers to fulfill our requirements to you and to deliver YourReadingPath.com features.

YourReadingPath.com requests that persons under the age of thirteen ask their parent or guardian for approval before sending any personally identifiable information. Users of YourReadingPath.com may use the site without providing any personally identifiable information.

Collection of Nonpersonal Identifying Information

YourReadingPath.com will also collect and use nonpersonal identifying information, including IP addresses and web server log files to track trends, administer the website, track user movement, and gather demographic information. We use this non-personal identifying information in the aggregate. We do not combine these types of nonpersonal identifying information with personal identifying information.

Sharing Collected Information

YourReadingPath.com has been developed by and hosted by third parties, but we have agreed with those third parties that they will keep your information secure and not use it for other purposes.

If we believe that your use of the YourReadingPath.com website is unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose the information we have obtained through the YourReadingPath.com site about you to the extent that it is reasonably necessary in our opinion to prevent, remedy, or take action in relation to such conduct.

Security

Your personal information is stored at a data center controlled by our third-party hosting company and on the customer database at YourReadingPath.com. The data center controlled by our third-party hosting company is specifically designed to be physically secure and to admit authorized personnel only, who are contractually bound to keep all our data confidential.

Access to our customer databases at YourReadingPath.com is only given to those of our employees who need such access in order to carry out necessary processing of your account.

All personal information submitted by you and entered by YourReadingPath.com in the YourReadingPath.com account management system is encoded using SSL encryption before being sent over the Internet.

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