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Effect of the Accelerated Reader program on academic achievement

, Northcentral University, United States

Northcentral University . Awarded


This dissertation was designed to investigate the effect the Accelerated Reader program had on academic achievement as measured by questionnaires and computerized assessment data following two months of participation and non-participation in the Accelerated Reader program. Primary and elementary school principals and their faculties, drawn from four schools in the Appling County School System, were surveyed. Student assessment data were analyzed in terms of achievement, participation, and ethnicity. Questionnaires revealed that teachers promoted use of the Accelerated Reader program as a component to the reading curriculum; however, it was an overwhelming consensus that the program be used as a supplement to the reading series, not as a single adopted reading program. Pre- and post-assessment data revealed significant gains in reading comprehension. Additionally, it was determined that gender and ethnicity did have an effect on reading achievement, but not significantly.


Bryant, W.E. Effect of the Accelerated Reader program on academic achievement. Ph.D. thesis, Northcentral University. Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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