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Document Number: 10099

Does a Summer Reading Program Based on Lexiles Affect Reading Comprehension? - This report presents estimates on the effectiveness of a summer reading program on improving student reading comprehension for economically disadvantaged grade 3 students reading below the 50th percentile nationally. Students were provided books to read over the summer and reminder cards were sent to them in the mail. Findings indicate no significant effect on children reading achievement. Authors conclude that teacher and parent support components may be necessary for a summer reading program to be effective during a single summer, but may be less important if students participate in summer reading programs over a longer time period. Executive summary starts on p. 11. (REL Southwest, March 2012)...

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