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  1. Public libraries offer positive literacy environments for young children

    Although public libraries do not have the same day-to-day influence on young children as their daycare centers or homes, they offer positive literacy environments and nurturing settings that prepare preschool children for more structured learning situatio ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 14:00 - Libraries Matter

  2. Higher reading scores for elementary schools whose school libraries:

    Fourth grade reading scores tend to be higher for Michigan elementary schools whose school libraries report: higher numbers and weekly hours of total library staff and librarians in particular; being open more hours per week; library staff spending more t ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 14:42 - Libraries Matter

  3. The library budget was significantly correlated with student achievement,

    … [T]he Library Budget component was composed of six variables concerning money allocated to the libraries. The analysis shows that the Library Budget component was significantly correlated with student achievement, represented by the Overall Weighted Ave ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 14:27 - Libraries Matter

  4. The school library engages students

    The school library, particularly the initiating intervention of the school librarian, engages students in an information needs/questioning process that enables students to start their research, focus their searches, get input on the scope of their project ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 13:51 - Libraries Matter

  5. Better test results where teachers collaborate with LMSs

    Like elementary schools, high schools tended to have better test results where teachers reported that they initiate collaboration with LMSs on the design and delivery of instruction at least weekly or monthly. How students, teachers & principals benef ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 14:32 - Libraries Matter

  6. Students scored highly on reading and language arts if administrators highly assessed ICT standards

    Schools at every grade level tended to have more students scoring at the advanced level on both reading and language arts if their administrators had assessed highly the teaching of ICT [Information and Communications Technology] standards. This is perhap ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 14:49 - Libraries Matter

  7. Middle Schools With Librarian-Teacher Collaboration Obtained Higher Reading Scores

    At the middle school level, the percentage of students with advanced reading scores was 12.6% higher for schools with administrators who considered librarian-teacher collaboration (in design and delivery of instruction) essential (vs. less than essential) ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 14:50 - Libraries Matter

  8. Librarians take time to get to know their at-risk students

    While working in collaborative partnerships with teachers, librarians may also take time to get to know their at-risk students by applying specific strategies that meet individual student needs. These strategies include: Developing library collections tha ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 15:00 - Libraries Matter

  9. Elementary schools with full-time librarians had higher test score

    At the elementary level, four out of five schools (over 80 percent) with full-time librarians had more students who earned proficient or above proficient test scores on the CAT5 [California Achievement Test/ 5th Ed.] tests for reading, language arts, and ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 14:29 - Libraries Matter

  10. School librarians collaborate with the educational team

    Using their knowledge of the overall curriculum, technological expertise, and the ability to locate resources, school librarians are in a unique position to collaborate with the educational team to teach and evaluate at-risk students… Furthermore, caring ...

    admin - 03/19/2012 - 14:03 - Libraries Matter

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