Research and Statistics
School Libraries Count! longitudinal study
"School Libraries Count!" aims to gather data on changes in the field to gain understanding of the state of school library programs nationally.
Essential Links - Student Achievement
A compilation of research studies undertaken on school library programs and their impact on student achievement.
Working Together Is Working Smarter Infographic
This infographic details key school librarian findings from Remolding Literacy Learning: Making Room for What Works, a report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) in April 2013. The report details key findings from a nationwide survey of more than 2,400 educators representing all grade levels and subject areas. It investigates the connection between professional learning, educator collaboration and student learning.
AASL Urban Schools Task Force Survey Report
The AASL Urban Schools Task Force was charged to pull together data and resources related to urban school libraries in order to recommend urban school library support strategies. The task force conducted two national surveys to gain feedback from urban librarians and urban library administrators about their current work situations and specific needs.
The Condition of U.S. Libraries: Trends, 1999 - 2009
The following report highlights US economic trends (2009) and summarizes trends in public, school, and academic libraries during the current decade for: Number of Libraries and Population Served, Expenditures, Staffing, and Services. The compilation was prepared in December 2009 for the staff and member leaders of the American Library Association to support its planning activities.
The Condition of U.S. Libraries: School Library Trends, 1999 - 2009
This report is excerpted from the "The Condition of U.S. Libraries: Trends, 1999 - 2009" and presents the economic landscape and detail about school libraries.
NCES - State Education Reforms (SER)
This Web site is based on the report "Overview and Inventory of State Education Reforms: 1990 to 2000," and is updated periodically to incorporate new data on state education reform activities.
NCES 2007-2008 School and Staffing Survey Report (SASS)
This report presents selected findings from the library center data files of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The public school sample was designed so that national-, regional-, and state-level elementary, secondary, and combined public school estimates can be made. SASS is a school-based sample, so library centers associated with public schools and with BIE schools were included.
U.S. Department of Education - Improving Literacy through School Libraries Second Evaluation report
The Second Evaluation of the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program (2009) provides findings on how grant funds are targeted to schools, uses of the grant funds, staff collaboration and professional development, and the relationship between participation in the program and reading achievement scores.