ERIC Number: ED442097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of the Accelerated Reader on the Reading Comprehension of Third Graders.
Facemire, Nancy E.
This nine-week study examined the effect of the Accelerated Reader program on the reading comprehension scores of third grade students in a socio-economically disadvantaged area of West Virginia. Two separate third grade classes, with different teachers, but within the same school, participated in this study. The experimental group of students was encouraged to read and test on books supported by the Accelerated Reader program. The STAR Reading program was used to pretest and posttest students and the group scores were used to ascertain if significant growth in reading comprehension occurred in the experimental group. The data did show a significant difference that could be attributed to the Accelerated Reader program. Therefore, the hypothesis must be accepted: There will be a significant increase in reading comprehension scores after participating in the Accelerated Reader program. (Contains 30 references, and 5 tables and a figure of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards
IES Cited: ED511267