In Florida’s elementary schools, FCAT scores are higher where

In Florida’s elementary schools, FCAT [Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test] scores are higher where:

  • There is a certified, university-trained library media specialist.
  • The total number of paid staff is higher and there are more hours per week of staffing.
  • Circulation is higher.
  • Schools have access to the library media center catalog through the school’s computer network.
  • There are more books and videos.
  • There are more computers in the library media center and those computers provide Internet access.
  • There are more non-print materials purchased from the school budget.