A Study of Accelerated Reader Model and Master Schools and Performance on the Mississippi Curriculum Reference Test
multiple sites, multiple cities, Mississippi (MS)
The purpose of this paper was to determine if the Mississippi schools that certified as either Model Accelerated Reader School or Master Accelerated Reader School (in the 2000-2001 school year) scored higher than the state average on the Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) that was administered in spring 2001. This study found that the majority of schools that had certified as Accelerated Reader Model and Master Schools did score above the Mississippi mean on the MCT reading scaled score given in the spring of 2001. The study also showed that all Accelerated Reader certified schools had more than 50% of students reading at or above grade level. The percentages of students reading at Proficient or Advanced for the majority of Accelerated Reader certified schools were higher than the Mississippi average. Most of the Accelerated Reader certified schools also scored above the Mississippi mean in language. The language scores of the Accelerated Reader Model and Master certified Schools, however, were not as high as the reading scores. The majority of the studied schools also scored above the state's mathematics scaled score mean.
AUTHOR: C. Harper.
Citation: Harper, C. (2001). A study of Accelerated Reader Model and Master Schools and performance on the Mississippi Curriculum Reference Test. Unpublished manuscript, University of Southern Mississippi.
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