Archive for the 'Research' Category

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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Reading and Library Audience – a Russian Report

The project of electronic database “Reading and Library Audience: Library Science and Sociological Research” is being implemented by two of the largest libraries in Russia (Russian State Children’s Library, Russian National Library). In Russia there is a large and well-developed network of libraries of various types. The composition of the […]

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Summer Reading Program Research

The National Summer Learning Project (NSLP) examined the implementation and effectiveness of voluntary summer learning programs developed by five school districts—Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; Duval County, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Rochester, New York—and their local community partners. The study spanned three phases. The RAND research team (1) collected formative data […]

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Call for international papers

  International Research and Review, Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars   Announcing   Call for Journal Papers    ALL Scholars and researchers from across disciplines are invited to address issues in international education and studies. Papers are welcome on topics that can include, but are […]

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Using Reading Data to Improve Education

From WorldReader: At Worldreader, we like to say “data or it didn’t happen”. Realistically, if we’re to achieve quality education for all, we need data to make it happen.  There’s still a lot of uncertainty around how education is going to look in the coming months due to the pandemic. But one […]

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State and County Estimates of Adult Literacy

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the U.S. Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Skills Map: State and County Indicators of Adult Literacy and Numeracy. The U.S. PIAAC Skills Map is an interactive mapping tool that allows users to access estimates of adult literacy and numeracy […]

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International Literacy Association issue on Reading

The March/April issue of Literacy Today is now available! This special issue highlights both the joys and the mechanics involved in the act of reading. In doing so, ILA focuses on how reading shapes us as well as the tools and building blocks needed for that to happen.

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