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The effect of Accelerated Reader on the reading comprehension of third-grade students
THESIS

, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States

California State University, Dominguez Hills . Awarded

Abstract

A field test examined the use of Accelerated Reader (AR), a technology-based literacy program, to improve reading comprehension scores of third grade students as measured by the STAR Reading Test. The fourteen-week field test was conducted in Harbor City using fifteen third grade students, nine girls and six boys, from Harbor City Elementary School. All of the students were English language learners enrolled in a full bilingual program. The results indicate that after fourteen weeks of use, the raw STAR Reading Test scores improved for all but two students. With the exception of the one student, whose raw score drastically and inexplicably decreased, the results demonstrated that the use of AR did significantly improve reading comprehension scores of third grade students as measured by the STAR Reading Test.

Citation

Castillo, D.V. The effect of Accelerated Reader on the reading comprehension of third-grade students. Master's thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills. Retrieved April 25, 2019 from .

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