How Bug Club Is Helping Disadvantaged Students Improve Their Reading

Designed to engage today’s young learners who are used to reading and playing online, Bug Club brings together more than 350 books for different reading levels, in print and online, with supplementary games and quizzes that make reading fun. Bug Club is used in more than 5,000 primary schools in the UK by learners from ages 4–11.

We’ve been studying the impact of Bug Club, and our research shows that the program contributes to developing positive reading behaviors and helping reach age-appropriate standards.

In particular, Bug Club was found to have a significant positive impact on learners’ reading progress in schools with a high proportion of disadvantaged learners, defined as those who qualify for free school meals or other financial support from the UK government.

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