School Studies Results from independent studies in alaska, Colorado, and school libraries can givestudents a vital lift Strong media centers Boost Test Scores eschoolNews.com http://www.lrs.org/html/about/school_studies.html
Extractions: Brochure (.pdf) Explores how school library media programs contribute to academic achievement in Alaska. The study focuses on school librarians and the relationship between school library staffing and student performance. It also identifies selected activities of library media staff that affect test scores. Of the library media predictors for which data was available, those demonstrating noteworthy direct and indirect effects on academic achievement were:
School Library Media Impact Surveys assessment of the impact of alaska school librarians on academic achievement in thestate's public schools. CALIFORNIA school LIBRARY media centers AND STUDENT http://www.iema-ia.org/IEMA119.html
Extractions: SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA IMPACT STUDIES http://www.lrs.org/html/about/school_studies.html This is the web site for Library Reseach Service which includes information on the research methods for the Alaska, Colorado, and Pennsylvania surveys, and various articles and presentations regarding impact studies and surveys. INFORMATION EMPOWERED: THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN AS AN AGENT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ALASKA SCHOOLS http://www.library.state.ak.us/dev/infoemxs.pdf This is the "Alaska Study" that was conducted by Keith Curry Lance, Christine Hamilton-Pennell, Marcia J. Rodney, with Lois Petersen in 1999. This is the Executive Summary of an assessment of the impact of Alaska school librarians on academic achievement in the state's public schools. CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: A SURVEY OF ISSUES AND NETWORK APPLICATIONS http://www.kn.pacbell.com/survey/k12libraries.pdf SBC Pacific Bell survey of curriculum leaders in California's 25 largest school districts shows that the overriding issue for California schools is academic achievement. School library media centers are being looked at in a different light given the drive for increased student achievement, with under-staffing being the top issue, coupled with equity of accwss to library resources. THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - THE FIRST COLORADO STUDY http://www.ala.org/aasl/SLMR/slmr_resources/select_lance.html
Bloomington School Media Centers Bloomington school District 271 school media Program Visit our new. media centers! Elementary. K5. Hillcrest. Community school. media. Center LRS school Library Impact Studies Details on alaska, Colorado Pennsylvania Studies http://www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/distinfo/technology/media/media.html
ALA Washington Office Center for Education Statistics from the 199394 school library media centers studyshows a Studies of school libraries in alaska, Pennsylvania and http://www.ala.org/washoff/esea.html
Extractions: $250 million authorized for school libraries! On Tuesday evening, December 11 at five minutes after five, Representative John Boehner (R-OH) gaveled to a close the last conference meeting on the massive Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization. Included in the final legislation will be an authorization level of $250 million for school library resources and "such sums" as designated by Congress for the next five years. This language, which we have referred to as the Reed amendment in past ALAWONs is part of the Presidents Reading First Initiative. The conference took place throughout the afternoon, with conferees mentioning the long (3 years) process, the difficult areas of disagreement, the need to pass historic legislation to help all children achieve, bi-partisan gratitude to the President for making education a top priority and to House and Senate staffers who had dedicated thousands of hours of work to the process. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) singled out one of the reasons he was in favor of the conference report was that it helps school libraries.
Other States/Studies Study " the Library Research Service has conducted studies of school library media centers in alaska and Pennsylvania. http://www.lrs.org/html/data/school/slmc_other_states.html
Extractions: Impact Studies in Other States Alaska Pennsylvania LRS Studies) In addition to the 2000 "Colorado Study," the Library Research Service has conducted studies of school library media centers in Alaska and Pennsylvania. Results show that here, too, school media librarians and libraries help students perform better on standardized tests.
Advocacy as an Agent of Academic Achievement in alaska schools. SBC Pacific Bell KnowledgeNetwork Explorer California school Library media centers Student http://www.bctf.bc.ca/psas/BCTLA/advocacy.html
Extractions: Related Articles Other Articles This Week ... Staffing School Administrators Article S C H O O L A D M I N I S T R A T O R S A R T I C L E Last month, site-based management teams at 11 elementary schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan, chose to cut their budgets for the 2000-2001 school year by eliminating the position of school librarian. Did they make the right decision? A new study indicates that what they made was a big mistake! Included: Results of a recent study show that students at schools with strong media centers scored significantly higher on standardized tests than students at schools with less-well-equipped and staffed libraries. Last month, site-based management teams at 11 elementary schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan, chose to cut their budgets for the 2000-2001 school year by eliminating the position of school librarian. Did they make the right decision? A new study indicates that what they made was a big mistake! According to a recent study conducted by Colorado's Library Research Service (LRS), students at schools with strong media centers scored significantly higher on standardized tests than students at schools with less-well-equipped and staffed libraries. The results of the study, which examined the relationship between the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) and certain characteristics of school media centers, replicated those of earlier studies conducted in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Alaska.
School Library Standards And Evaluation Dick and Jane go to the Head of the Class Commentary on the alaska, Colorado andPennsylvania The Impact of school Library media centers on Academic http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/evaluate.html
Extractions: Resources for School Librarians - Index School Libraries on the Web : Main Directory School Library Standards and Evaluation School Library Standards Job Descriptions Evaluation Forms School Library Mission Statements ... School Library Statistics Today it seems that accountability is the hot topic in educational reform. It will become increasingly important for school library media specialists to demonstrate the importance of their media center to the school, and also be able to demonstrate how effectively they are doing their job. Busy adminstrators like numbers and well organized reports to demonstrate progress. Maine School Library Facilities Handbook Library Media Standards - State of Maryland. Standards for School Library Media Centers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Minnesota Standards for Effective School Library Programs - in PDF format. Missouri School Library Standards Standards for New Mexico School Libraries Pennsylvania Guidelines for School Library Programs - available in PDF format from the Pennsylvania State Library. Program Quality Indicators - Rhode Island Educational Media Association.
School District Departments Of Libraries alaska Anchorage school District Library Resources; Fairbanks North Star Borough ColoradoAspen school District media centers Aspen; Bibliographic http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/sdlibs.html
Extractions: Pages Maintained by School District Departments of Libraries/Media Services School Libraries on the Web : Main Directory Directory of US Web Pages State Departments of Libraries National Library Pages ... Resources for Librarians Countries: Canada United Kingdom United States British Columbia Manitoba Ontario - Halton District School Board, Burlington
IASL: Links To School Library Associations of school Librarians (AkASL) alaska Library Association (AkLA); Florida LibraryAssociation (FLA) school Libraries and media centers Section; http://www.iasl-slo.org/slibassoc.html
Extractions: ASSOCIATIONS ON THE INTERNET This list of school library associations is organised alphabetically by country, and within each country by state/province or region. The Webmaster welcomes information about relevant associations that are not already listed contact email@example.com International Associations Australia United States of America Go back to the top School Library Association of the Northern Territory (SLANT) School Library Association of Queensland (SLAQ) South Australian School Library Association (SASLA) Council of School Library Associations of South Australia (CoSLA) Resource Centre Teachers' Association (RCTA) South Australia School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) ASLA Tasmania Western Australian School Library Association (WASLA) Go back to the
Extractions: MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT This page contains links to research reports and other documents that show that school libraries make a difference to student achievement; that school libraries have a positive impact on students and on learning. There are documents from a number of countries. There are also links to articles in professional journals and newspapers that are based on these documents. This page is intended to help school librarians to answer the question, "Do school libraries make a difference?". Proof of the Power: Recent Research on the Impact of School Library Media Programs on the Academic Achievement of U.S. Public School Students . ERIC Digest. Written by Keith Curry Lance in 2001, this ERIC Digest [ED456861] reviews and summarises recent United States research studies related to school libraries and student achievement, particularly statewide studies in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Alaska and Oregon. The research is reviewed in the light of the American Information Power document.
Ceiling Three recent studies in Colorado, alaska, and Pennsylvania - confirm to students'frequency of access to school library media centers and access and http://www.ctcema.org/ceiling.html
Extractions: Phone: 203-372-2260 Fax: 203-570-8017 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org To Raise the Ceiling, Raise the Roof! Everyone is concerned about student achievement, especially parents. Every parent wants the best education possible for his/her child. Did you know that one of the most significant indicators of school success - one often overlooked - is the prominence and quality of a school's library media program and library media specialist! Research has supported this conclusion for many years. The relationship between higher academic achievement (including higher standardized test scores) and good library media programs is not explained away by such school differences as teacher-pupil ratios, per pupil expenditures, socio-economic differences or racial/ethnic demography. Three recent studies - in Colorado, Alaska, and Pennsylvania - confirm these results yet again. In light of these studies and the principles found in national library media standards - Information Power - members of the Connecticut Educational Media Association (CEMA) believe: Every child needs and deserves access to a library media center rich in print and non-print resources, including digital resources and the technology to access digital information. Consequently, every district must provide a budget for library media services that allows for the development, maintenance and updating of sufficient and appropriate resources.
IP LInks And Resources alaska http//www.alaska.net/~akla/akasl/ akasllibrarians/infopower SLMR/slmr_resources/slmr_select_toc.htmlImpact of school Library media centers http://www.nhema.net/IP Links and Resources.htm
Power projects in the library media centers score higher Dr. Keith Lance in alaska, Pennsylvania,and Previously, school library media specialists, concentrating on http://www.lmcsource.com/tech/power/power.htm
Extractions: PowerPoint and Acrobat Slides School Library Media Programs and Academic Achievement One Minute Presentation PowerPoints Building Literacy One Minute Presentation PowerPoint School Library Media Programs and Academic Achievement Five Minute Presentation PowerPoint Schools library media Programs and Academic Achievement Fifteen Minute Presentation PowerPoint Collaboration and Achievement PowerPoint Slides No More Bird Units PowerPoint Slides Information Literacy and Academic Achievement PowerPoint Slides Information technology and Achievement PowerPoint Slides Making the Investment PowerPoint Slides Leadership and Achievement PowerPoint Slides Five Key Things to Do Every Day PowerPoint Slides Online Web Supplement for the brochure: Invest in Your School Library to Build Academic Achievement and Equity FRONT PANEL "Fifty years of research studies" The evidence for the impact of school library media centers on achievement began with a landmark study by Dr. Mary Gaver of Rutgers University in 1963. At this time, elementary schools were creating centralized school libraries by merging all the classroom collections and making those resources available to all the children of the school. Gaver found that academic achievement was significantly higher when:
Welcome To Adobe GoLive 6 The Impact of school Library media centers on Academic Achievement How school LibrariansHelp Kids Achieve Standards The The alaska Study, 2000 Lance, Keith C http://www.lmcsource.com/tech/ResearchStudies.html
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BookZone MarketPlace Search Fishing for a Laugh; Cheating Death; Boats of alaska; Collection Program in and YoungAdults; Guide to Reference Materials for school Library media centers; http://www.bookzone.com/bookzone/showsearch.cfm?keyword=COLLECTION
LIBSTATS - STATE State. Selections. alaska, alaska State Library, Archives and Museum Public LibraryStatistics. school Library media centers Statistics and InputOutput http://www.niulib.niu.edu/libstats/STATE.HTM