Open Access Graduate Research Paper
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
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©2013 Jannette Thrane
Thrane, Jannette, "Student, Teacher and Parent Perceptions of the Role Accelerated Reader Plays in Elementary Students' Reading Motivation" (2013). Graduate Research Papers. 4064.