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47 Should We Reward Recreational Reading? Table 1 Effect sizes: Ross et al. 8 or more is considered large. 09 is “small” (table 2). Most readers of the Renaissance Learning Web site, unfortunately, are probably not aware of the differences in interpretation. 8 = large Authors’ quotes from Nunnery et al. 2006 48 Is Accelerated Reader Harmful? As is the case in other studies of AR, we must ask what AR was compared to. Comparisons had “sustained silent reading,” but we are not told how much. We are also told that a “commercially available basal reading program” (Ross et al.
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Pew Research Center 2002). Also, a major study of reading published in 1945 found that 55 The “Decline” in Reading in America only 21 percent of those ages 15 and older said they read something yesterday, with the most reading done by those lazy teenagers, ages 15–19: 34 percent (Link and Hopf, People and Books, 1945). Are We Reading Worse? The NEA used what many consider to be the gold standard for reading: The National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) results, a national test given to samples of fourth, eighth, and 12th graders every few years.