Education Endowment Foundation finds “significant improvement” with AR

Findings of the Education Endowment Foundation research
AR produces “particularly positive effects” according to an independent study by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Durham University.

“The internet-based programme increased the reading age of pupils by three additional months in just 22 weeks. The effect on low-income pupils was even greater, with their reading age improving by five additional months in the same amount of time.”

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Independent research links Accelerated Reader to academic success and positive attitudes towards reading

NLT finds AR users have more positive attitudes

Accelerated Reader and Young People’s Reading is an independent report by Dr Christina Clark of the National Literacy Trust (NLT). It is based on findings from the NLT’s 2013 annual literacy survey, and follows a similar study in the previous year.

The survey asked 29,422 students questions about their attitudes towards reading and about their reading behaviour. This report compares the responses of those students who identified themselves as users of Accelerated Reader (AR) and those who did not.

Students who use Accelerated Reader are more likely to:

  • enjoy reading
  • have a favourite book
  • agree that reading is cool
  • read regularly at least once a week outside class
  • agree that they will get a better job when they grow up if they are good at reading
Cover of the report from the National Literacy Trust report on Accelerated Reader and Young People's Reading

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Please use this form to contact a member of our team with any questions or queries about Accelerated Reader. We can explain further how AR is used in over 5,000 schools nationwide to improve literacy standards and foster a love of reading. We can also schedule a free online demonstration of the programme or provide a quotation tailored to your school’s requirements.

Find out more about Accelerated Reader

Please use this form to contact a member of our team with any questions or queries about Accelerated Reader. We can explain further how AR is used in nearly 4,000 schools nationwide to improve literacy standards and foster a love of reading. We can also schedule a free online demonstration of the programme or provide a quotation tailored to your school’s requirements.