Leverage Your Library Program to Raise Test Scores

Leverage Your Library Program to Raise Test Scores : A Guide for Library Media Specialists, Principals, Teachers, and Parents

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The research is in: strong library media programs can help hike test scores. Now teachers, administrators, other educators, and parents can raise their awareness of the causal connections between the two. This book explains major studies' findings and the implications for instruction, examines elements of successful media programs, and defines a clear, practical call to action for educators and parents to advocate for school libraries within their own spheres of influence. If academic achievement is the bottom line, here are the elements you must include in your library media program. Includes complete bibliography. * Discover how library media programs contribute to student achievement * Appropriate for all grade levels-from K-12 to higher education * Addresses all stakeholdes involved in facilitating student learningshow more

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  • Paperback | 125 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 10.2mm | 181.44g
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
  • Worthington, United States
  • English
  • 1586831208
  • 9781586831202

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"This valuable book guides school-based personnel through the steps of how their school librarian can help improve test scores. As school budgets are cut, school systems are becoming more data driven, "if it isn't tested we can't spend money on it." Audrey Church provides the reader with research to show that even if there is not a test for library skills the librarian can help improve test scores. In chapter one, recent research on school libraries is provided and briefly explains the results in layman terms. This is followed by a chapter each for the administrators, teachers, and parents that describes what each needs to know about the library and librarian's roles. A chapter is included for the librarian on what they need to do. The final chapter pulls the book together with perspectives from principals and librarians. The appendix includes a chronological list of research studies with key findings. This book can serve as a means to start a dialog with the administration and at the same time as a reference book for the school librarian. Highly Recommended." - Library Media Connectionshow more

About Audrey Church

Audrey P. Church is the coordinator, School Library Media Program at Longwood University in Farmville, VA.show more

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