These Library Variables Affect MCAS Scores

The findings from our study can be roughly summarized by educational level as follows:

  1. At each grade level school library programs improve MCAS [Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System] scores.
  2. At each grade level students score higher on MCAS tests when there is a higher per pupil book count.
  3. At each grade level student use of the library produces higher mean MCAS score;
  4. At each level hours open make a difference in MCAS scores.