Reading for Fun Boosts Kids' Test Scores

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Reading for pleasure can help increase your child's test scores according to a study conducted of 65,000 students from grades 3 - 10.

“Students who met the standard in reading in grades 3 and 6 and were successful in Grade 10 were two and a half times more likely to be engaged in reading outside of school,” said Debra Rantz, chief assessment officer for Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

What kids read does not matter -- anything from novels to graphic novels to poetry -- “as long as you read ... it’s something for enjoyment that makes a difference at school.”

Learn more about the study here

 

Target Age
3-6 , 6-12
Focus
Skill Development , Current Research
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