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									Strong School Library Media
Programs Make a Difference
in Academic Achievement
Gaver Study, 1963:

   Academic achievement is higher when:
    – There is a centralized library in the school.
    – The library collection is large and easily
      accessible.
Lance Study Finding,
1993:
   Academic Achievement was higher in
    Colorado schools when:
    – There was a professional library media
      specialist
    – The library media specialist collaborated
      with teachers to build exciting units of
      instruction
    – The library collection was very large
Three Major Studies
933 Schools
2000

   Alaska - 211 schools, Grades 4, 8, 11
   Pennsylvania - 435 schools, grades 5, 8, 11
   Colorado - 200 schools, grades 4, 7
Two Other Study Findings:

   Done by Krashen (1993), McQuillan
    (1998)
    – Strong library media programs make a
      difference in academic achievement.
   Impact made by learners who read
    more from large library media center
    collections
Step One:

   Create a quality information-rich and
    technology-rich environment easily
    accessible by students and teachers.
Step Two:

   Employ professional and support
    personnel in the library media center
    who provide leadership and tireless
    partnering.
Results:

   Learners and teachers who take
    advantage of the strong library media
    center can expect:
    – Capable and avid readers
    – Learners who are information literate
    – Teachers who are partnering to create
      high-quality learning experiences
Impact:

   Scores can be expected to be 10-20%
    higher than in schools without this
    emphasis.
Results are not explained by:

   Teacher/pupil ratio
   Teacher characteristics (education,
    experience, salaries)
   Student characteristics (poverty,
    race/ethnicity)
   Community demographics (educational
    attainment, poverty, ethnicity)

								
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