CKSF Announces Quiz-Based Reading Team Challenge for Remedial Readers Based on the Beloved Bluford Book Series

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High school and middle school remedial reading classes across the country have the chance to make their school National Champions. Reading teachers can each select a team of five students per class to be a team, read a short paperback book and take a series of online quizzes to try and win the national trophy. There is a new book each month allowing teachers to rotate team members if they wish to do so.

The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF), a leader in innovative, online scholarship opportunities, today announced the launch of the CKSF Reading Team Challenge (RTC) a monthly, online reading competition for middle and high school students in remedial reading classes.

Every month, from October through May, registered students take online, multiple-choice quizzes about a specific Bluford book, from the collection of the contemporary novels that have captivated teens throughout the US. Questions test students' understanding of the book and fall into four categories: Main Idea, Supporting Details, Inferences, and Vocabulary. The highest scoring team wins the National RTC Trophy and individuals will earn certificates and receive prizes.

“The Challenge is designed to help motivate students to read with a fun, yet competitive quiz-taking aspect to the experience,” said Joanne Santivasci, creator of the program at the Common Knowledge Scholarship. "This is a special opportunity for this group of students to be recognized and rewarded for their ability to read."

There is a $100 entry fee to participate in the competition and books are provided. Thanks to a gift from the Enlightenment Foundation, the registration fee will be waived for the first 100 teachers to register. Reading teachers nationwide can learn more and register at

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to create scholarly (educational) and scholarship (financial) opportunities in which participants of all levels have a fair and equal chance to participate and be successful. Developed and administered at Nova Southeastern University through the Fischler School of Education, the CKSF awards scholarships through the use of internet-based quiz competitions. Since its first scholarship program in 2000, CKSF has developed a wide variety of scholarship and academic enrichment programs for students of all ages. CKSF administers new contests each month, has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships, has a database of over 600,000 participants and is growing at approximately 500 new students per day. Visit for more information.


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