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ERIC Number: ED398555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of the Accelerated Reader Program on Reading Comprehension.
Mathis, David
A study examined the use of the accelerated reader (AR) computer program to increase the reading comprehension scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) of sixth-grade students compared to the previous year when they did not use the program. The study reviewed results and methods from previous research regarding use of the AR program. Subjects for the study were 30 sixth-grade students from a rural farm community in north central Illinois. Raw scores of reading comprehension from the SAT administered each spring for each of the subjects were recorded from their fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade test results. The pretest and posttest group design was used to ascertain if there was a significant net gain in reading comprehension from the fifth-grade test (pretest) to the sixth-grade results (posttest) with the use of the AR program, as opposed to the raw scores of the fourth-grade (pretest) and fifth-grade posttest without the AR program. Results indicated that, after a year of exposure to the AR program, there was no statistically significant increase in reading comprehension scores from the fifth to the sixth grade. (Contains 3 tables of data and 12 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests