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ERIC Number: ED399508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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Accelerated Reader Impact on Feelings about Reading and Library Use: A Survey of Fifth Grade Students in Lee County, Florida, To Determine How a Computerized Reading Management Program Affects Attitudes toward Reading and the Media Center and Frequency of Library Use.
Rosenheck, Donna; And Others
A study examined how Accelerated Reader Program (a computerized reading management program used in elementary education) affected attitudes toward reading and use of the media center. Fifth-grade students in three Lee County, Florida schools were surveyed. One school had no Accelerated Reader program in place; one school had a mandatory Accelerated Reader Program; and one school had a voluntary Accelerated Reader Program. All schools had similar pupil composition (socioeconomic, multicultural, achievement levels) and so were comparable. A two-page survey instrument was developed that included queries about the use of the media center, number of books checked out, enjoyment of reading, and favorite indoor activities. A total of 222 surveys were completed and the results tabulated. Results indicated no relationship between the use of Accelerated Reader and frequency of library use or attitudes toward reading and the media center. Results also indicated that the great majority of fifth-grade students in all three schools enjoyed reading. The most common response to the open-ended query "What would you change in the media center?" was "change nothing." (Contains eight references. Appendixes present the survey instrument, seven charts and one table of data, and information from Accelerated Reader Program.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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