ERIC Number: EJ1030674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Estimating Reading Growth Attributable to Accelerated Reader at One American School in the Caribbean
Foster, David K.; Foster, Dean P.
Reading Psychology, v35 n6 p529-547 2014
This article provides a statistical analysis of the reading gains observed at one American school in the Caribbean that was using Accelerated Reader. It provides an estimate of the number of hours students needed to read to advance their reading performance an additional year. The authors estimate how much Accelerated Reader contributed to the advancement and determine how many "points per grade" a student needs to earn to make a year of reading growth. When points are converted to hours of time, the data show that it takes about 800 hours of time each year for students in grade 3 through grade 12 to achieve a year of growth. It is the conclusion then that students who read this much would spend about 9,600 total hours reading during their first 12 years of schooling.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Reading Instruction, Acceleration (Education), Computation, Independent Reading, Correlation, Standardized Tests, Reading Tests, Reading Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Reading Materials, Reading Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Primary Education; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
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