The Impact of Move4words on Reading Speed

Outcomes of School Trials

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Question: Did pupils read faster after the Move4words programme?

Answer: Pupils in Years 3 to 7 experienced a statistically significant improvement in reading speed.

Very slow readers almost doubled their reading speed.

379 slower-than-average readers read 25% faster after the Move4words programme.

428 faster-than-average readers read 8% faster after the Move4words programme. Controlled trial: 45 slow readers in Year 7 who did Move4words increased their reading speed significantly more than 17 Year 7 pupils who did not. This is a medium to large effect (effect size d = 0.72)

Overview paper on reading speed with headline graphs