Research review supports value of access to print materials
| Sep 23, 2010
A major new meta-analysis showing the positive effect of access to print materials on education-related outcomes was released on September 21 in Washington, DC. The analysis, prepared by Learning Point Associates (an affiliate of American Institutes for Research) and commissioned by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), uncovered more than 11,000 related reports. After rigorous screening to determine inclusion in the full meta-analytic review, the final study included 108 reports of the most exacting data and topical relevance.
Meta-analysis of the 44 studies determined to be the most thorough and carefully conducted among the 108 examined in the review found that access to print materials has the following benefits: 1) Improves children's reading performance, 2) Is instrumental in helping children learn the basics of reading, 3) Causes children to read more and for longer periods of time, and 4) Produces improved attitudes toward reading and learning among children.
For further details about this research review, visit the RIF website.