Wednesday, July 21, 2004

We are not alone: Additional support for and insight into Reading at Risk

An OECD study from 2000 amplifies and extends the findings of "Reading at Risk." The study was conducted with 15 year olds in the 30 member countries of the OECD by its Programme for International Student Assessment. The study's overall conclusion vis-a-vis reading is that avid readers perform better. ("Practice makes perfect.") After you've read the entirety of Reading at Risk, check this out.

PISA - Home Reading activities and engagement in reading