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Secondary School Reading Study in England

A recent study of reading achievement of students in England’s secondary schools revealed several factors that predicted reading gains: leadership of reading such as a deputy head of literacy lead, regular assessment to accurately determine students’ reading needs, training staff on emerging reading strategies, highly skilled librarians to select and […]

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Print books preference study

An Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study across approximately 30 countries found that teens who said they most often read paper books scored considerably higher on a 2018 reading test taken by 15-year-olds compared to teens who said they rarely or never read books. Even among students of […]

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Print and Reading Study

Teenagers who say they most often read paper books scored higher on reading tests than their peers who rarely or never read, according to a study of students in about 30 countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Findings showed that students who read physical books also outpaced […]

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Australian students’ reading habits

This study examined Australian students’ reading habits: https://www.teachermagazine.com/au_en/articles/infographic-student-enjoyment-of-reading  

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International Literacy Association Report about School Librarians

The International Literacy Association published a new report about the leadership of school librarians, which may be access at https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/where-we-stand/the-essential-leadership-of-school-librarians.pdf?sfvrsn=f80c5216_6&fbclid=IwAR1BakLc6z83Q4PUXkHTsufjc9OAPym4BxY6nxXMKOSDHhbUWp3Ba9-6-z4

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Impact of low literacy levels among U.S. adults

“A new study by Gallup on behalf of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy finds that low levels of adult literacy could be costing the U.S. as much $2.2 trillion a year. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old – about 130 million people – lack […]

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Longitudinal Literacy Study

Dr. Stephen Krashen, international linguistics scholar, and his colleagues have completed the third phase of his longitudinal study of significant factors in children’s levels of literacy. Using the PIRLS test, he found that school libraries and their collections were the main contributing factor, and made up for some of the […]

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