The Accelerated Reader Program, Reading Achievement, and Attitudes of Students With Learning Disabilities

Gwinnett County Public Schools, NA (city), Georgia (GA)


DETAILS: Design: Independent, quasi-experimental; Sample: Middle school students; Measures: Star Reading, Estes Reading Attitude Scale; Duration: 4 months.

RESULTS: A 4-month study revealed that learning-disabled students using Accelerated Reader increased Star Reading test scores and that attitudes improved 13% on the Estes Reading Attitude Scale; non-Accelerated Reader students experienced decreased Star Reading test scores and only a slight improvement in attitudes.

AUTHOR: L.S. Scott.

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