Students Who Read Paper Books Score Better on Tests

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Recent research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) challenges the notion that digital reading surpasses traditional paper books in educational outcomes. The study, based on surveys and tests conducted in 2018 among 15-year-olds across 38 countries, reveals a positive correlation between reading format and reading test scores. Young people who predominantly engage with paper books demonstrate higher reading test performance compared to their counterparts who favor digital devices. The findings raise questions about the anticipated benefits of digital reading in educational settings and emphasize the continued significance of traditional reading formats in fostering literacy skills among adolescents. The report also highlights concerns about equal access to print books, noting that less privileged students have significantly fewer books at home than their more advantaged peers.


1- What does recent research from the OECD challenge in terms of reading formats?

2- What age group was the focus of the study conducted by the OECD?

3- Besides the correlation between reading format and test scores, what else does the research highlight?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.