Non-Fiction Reading Improves Test Scores
According to reading educators, students can improve their SOL (Standards of Learning) scores by increasing their non-fiction reading.
Story here from the The Virginian Pilot
Douglas Reeves, founder of the Center for Performance Assessment, a national education organization, believes nonfiction reading and writing drives improvement on tests,
and laments an "overexposure" to fiction, that presumably leaves students "ill-equipped to absorb facts."