For Michigan middle schools, seventh grade reading test scores usually rise as school libraries report:
- high numbers and weekly hours of librarian and total library staff;
- offering more weekly hours for flexible access/scheduling;
- librarians spending more time planning and teaching cooperatively with classroom teachers, and providing in-service training to teachers;
- larger collections of print volumes and video materials;
- access to more library and school computers that connect to Access Michigan, library catalogs and licensed databases, and the Internet and the World Wide Web;
- more frequent individual and group visits to the library; and
- spending more on library operations.