NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

Learn more about the history of ERIC here. PDF icon

ERIC Number: ED446771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Up to Standards: The Impact of School Library Programs & Information Literacy in Pennsylvania Schools.
Lance, Keith Curry; Rodney, Marcia J.; Hamilton-Pennell, Christine
This document reports on a project that examined the impact of school library media centers on academic achievement in Pennsylvania. The project also determined the impact on academic achievement of: specific activities of certified school librarians; principal and teacher support of school library programs; and information technology, particularly licensed databases and the Internet/World Wide Web. A sample of 500 school libraries was surveyed. Findings in the following areas are presented: (1) presence of adequate school library staffing linked to higher PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) reading scores; (2) PSSA reading scores increase as school library staffing increases; (3) school library staffing linked to library expenditures, information resources and technology, and integrating information literacy; (4) school library expenditures linked to information resources; (5) information resources linked to integrating information literacy; (6) information technology linked to integrating information literacy; (7) PSSA reading scores linked directly to school library staffing, information technology, and integrating information literacy; and (8) how highest and lowest scoring schools compare on school library predictors of academic achievement. A copy of the questionnaire is included. (Contains 80 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries, Greensburg.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; Staffing Patterns
Note: For the Measuring up to Standards Findings, see IR