Accelerated Reader Boosts Student Achievement

Portola Middle School, Orange, California (CA)


DETAILS: Location: Orange, California; Design: Independent, correlational; Sample: Students in grades 6-8; Duration: Fall 1998.

RESULTS: In less than a year of Accelerated Reader and best practices use, numerous students' reading grade levels increased 2 to 3 years or more, and library circulation increased from 600-700 books per month to around 4,000. AUTHOR: Susan Lawson.

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