ERIC Number: EJ845495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Library Media Program Implementation and Student Achievement
Farmer, Lesley S. J.
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v38 n1 p21-32 2006
This study examines possible factors related to school library programs that correlate with student academic achievement. Analyzing library programs as a system, the investigator adapted the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) principles for library media programs in conjunction with standardized tests. For the population examined (60 southern California schools), the measure that correlated most closely with library program principles was standardized reading scores. Specifically, the degree to which information access/delivery principles were implemented correlates significantly with student reading scores. The study results identified key indicators within the library program that impact student academic achievement: access to high-quality library facilities and resources, and collaborative planning with professional library staff. (Contains 1 note and 6 tables.)
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Library Facilities, Program Implementation, School Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Program Evaluation, Library Personnel, Elementary Secondary Education, Media Specialists, Library Instruction, Scoring Rubrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests