ERIC Number: EJ784626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Reference Count: 5
Assessing Learning: The Missing Piece in Instruction?
Harada, Violet H.; Yoshina, Joan M.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v22 n7 p20-23 Mar 2006
School library media specialists at all levels have been investing long hours in preparing and implementing lessons. They try to coordinate these lessons with teachers, and, in the best-case scenario, they collaboratively plan and deliver the instruction. The missing piece is an indication of whether or not students have actually been learning. The shift from a teaching focus to a learning focus is a crucial one. School library media specialists must consider not just how many lessons they conduct but whether students have actually been learning the skills taught. Providing tangible evidence about the power of learning through libraries is an enormous challenge facing this profession. In this article, the authors provide two examples that briefly describe how student performance in the library media center might be assessed. (Contains 4 figures.)
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Library Services, Librarians, Library Role, Library Skills, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
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