ERIC Number: ED421686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Information System Effects on Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Paul, Terrance; Swanson, Scott; Zhang, Wenyuan; Hehenberger, Lance
Scores for five subjects (Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in grades 2 through 8) from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program were analyzed for several hundred Tennessee grade schools. Schools which owned the Accelerated Reader learning information system (a computer program which allows teachers to monitor and manage student literature-based reading) were compared with schools that had not purchased AR. Schools that owned AR outperformed others in all grades and subjects. (Contains five figures and five tables of data; an appendix contains a brief introduction to the Accelerated Reader.) (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Science Instruction, Social Studies
Advantage Learning Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 8036, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8036 (free to educators).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Academic Excellence, Inc. Madison, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations
WWC Study Page: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/study/81938
IES Cited: ED511267