The study will be carried out over 16 months and across 100 schools to explore eBooks’ impact on student’s reading motivation and reading attainment.
Dr Christina Clark, Head of Research at the National Literacy Trust, said: “We will investigate the potential of eBooks to change the literacy lives of children and young people through the educational tool – RM Books. Good literacy skills are essential for children’s education and future wellbeing.
“RM Books is an ideal partner to help us unpick pupils’ use of eBooks and the dynamics at play as they are already established within 1000s of schools, and we look forward to working with them on this important study.”
Alan Hodgin, Head of RM Books, said: “So many schools are passionate about the difference RM Books is making for their students’ reading, so it’s the perfect time to understand this more thoroughly.
“The study’s conclusions should help other schools focus the ways they use RM Books for the largest impact on their students’ reading.”
Final conclusions will be published in October 2015.
Primary or Secondary schools interested in participating in this 100 school study can register their interest by emailing email@example.com. Within that email, schools should indicate which reading/literacy attainment tests are currently used and the frequency they test their students.