Education Endowment Foundation funds NFER to evaluate 'Accelerated Reader' in 200 English schools
Early research by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) indicated that Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader, with its integrated use of online and software, raised the reading age of pupils by three months (low-income pupils by five months).
Now the EEF has invested £885,000 to further test the programme in 200 English primary schools with 18,000 Year 4 and 5 pupils. The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) will manage the project to see whether the programme is effective at scale. It’s part of a raft of six new EFF research projects worth almost £4 million.