Research and Reports
Kids & Family Reading Report
The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™ is a biennial, national survey of children ages 6–17 and their parents as well as parents of kids ages 0–5, in the U.S. exploring attitudes and behaviors around reading books for fun. Released as three installments, findings from the 7th Edition cover the topics of read aloud, summer reading, book access, the latest trends in children’s reading habits as well as what both kids and parents want in books.
- Key Findings from Finding Their Story, released in March 2019, reveal that families expect more from children’s books, children’s interest in reading declines by the age of nine, the demand for diversity is on the rise, kids need help finding books, and when kids choose, kids read.
- Key findings from The Summer Reading Imperative, released in May 2019, reveal that there is a “summer slide” awareness gap, that book access diminishes when school is out, that parents rely on schools and communities for summer reading, and that more kids are reading zero books over the summer.
- Key findings from The Rise of Read-Aloud, released in January 2019, reveal that more parents are reading to their young children, the family read-aloud experience is overwhelmingly positive, reading aloud is a partnership between kids and parents, and read-aloud frequency is on the rise, although read-aloud continues to decline after age five.
- Around the globe, the Kids & Family Reading Report has also been released in
India, and the
Teacher & Principal School Report
The Scholastic Teacher & Principal School Report series showcases the results of a national survey of more than 4,700 public school Pre-K–12 educators on critical issues affecting schools and districts across the country.
The series also takes a deep dive into 16 states, revealing the striking similarity of challenges facing educators nationwide, even as it uncovers fascinating differences on a more local level.
Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy
- The report explores educators’ views on the importance of reading, the barriers to independent reading time in school, and the home-to-school connection.
- Key findings around summer reading as well as the critical need for increased access to book at home, in classroom, and in school libraries are also revealed.
Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education
- The report offers a close look at the barriers to equity in education, educators’ funding priorities, and their personal spending for students and classrooms.
- It also examined is the role of families and communities and educators’ commitment to their students and the profession.
School Libraries Work!
The 2016 Edition of School Libraries Work! provides evidence of the positive impact of school librarians and libraries on student learning, while confirming that when school librarian staffing is reduced, student achievement in English language arts (ELA) suffers.
- Leading experts including Dr. Carol C. Kuhlthau, Dr. Keith Curry Lance and Dr. Ross J. Todd, and national- and state-level findings from more than 30 separate research studies included.
- The report demonstrate the integral role school libraries play in teaching and supporting student success.
The goal of Primary Sources is to ensure the voice of teachers is at the center of the dialogue surrounding education. This report is for educators, policymakers, education stakeholders and parents.
- The first edition, which was fielded in 2009 and surveyed more than 40,000 teachers, is widely considered the largest-ever survey of America’s teachers.
- The following second and third editions were fielded in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
- The third survey asked 20,000 teachers their views on the many changes occurring in America’s classroom. Acknowledging the fast pace of these changes, the 2014 Update shows the impact of one year on teachers’ views on the Common Core State Standards.