Graduate Research Papers


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The purpose of this research study is to describe the perceptions first through fourth grade students, first through fourth grade teachers, and parents of third grade students at Howe Elementary in Ogden, Iowa, have regarding various practices in their reading program which includes Accelerated Reader programming and how they feel those practices influence their/their students' /their child's reading motivation and attitudes toward reading. By first surveying students attitudes toward both academic and recreational reading with the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey (ERAS) developed by McKenna & Kear, 1990, this research showed how attitudes toward reading are affected by the use of Accelerated Reader programming in their classroom. Perceptions gathered through surveys given to instructional staff and parents help to support the conclusions drawn from this study.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Jean Donham


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