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Raise Your Test Scores 15 Points With Resources You Already Have!. Audrey P. Church Coordinator, School Library Media Program, Longwood University Past President, VEMA. Educational Technology Leadership. What this conference is all about… . Academic Achievement?. TEST SCORES!

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raise your test scores 15 points with resources you already have

Raise Your Test Scores 15 Points With Resources You Already Have!

Audrey P. Church

Coordinator,

School Library Media Program, Longwood University

Past President, VEMA

educational technology leadership

Educational Technology Leadership

What this conference

is all about…

academic achievement
Academic Achievement?
  • TEST SCORES!
    • Parents—”School Report Cards”
    • Newspaper Accounts
    • Virginia Department of Education website
how do the two relate
How do the two relate?
  • Educational Technology Leadership?
  • Academic Achievement?

Where do the two connect?

  • In the Library!
key ingredients
Key Ingredients
  • Library media program and
  • Library media specialist as a Leader in Technology in your School
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“Evidence of the positive impact of school librarians on students’ academic achievement abounds. Over the past 40 years, dozens of studies conducted throughout the United States and abroad have produced conclusive evidence that this relationship exists.”

Dr. Keith Curry Lance, Director, Colorado-based Library Research Service

eight recent statewide studies
Eight Recent Statewide Studies
  • The Impact of School Library Media Centers on Academic Achievement, Colorado, 1993
  • Information Empowered: The School Librarian as an Agent of Academic Achievement, Alaska, 1999
  • Measuring Up to Standards: The Impact of School Library Programs & Information Literacy in Pennsylvania Schools, 2000
  • How School Librarians Help Kids Achieve Standards: The Second Colorado Study, 2000
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School Libraries and MCAS Scores, Massachusetts, 2000
  • Good Schools Have School Librarians: Oregon School Librarians Collaborate to Improve Academic Achievement, 2001
  • Texas School Libraries: Standards, Resources, Services, and Students’ Performance, 2001
  • Make the Connection: Quality School Library Media Programs Impact Academic Achievement in Iowa, 2002
test scores rise
Test scores rise…
  • with the level of development of school libraries (staff, collection, program and activities).
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Test scores rise…
  • as the library media specialist becomes more involved in leadership and collaboration to foster information literacy skills instruction.
what is information literacy
What is information literacy?
  • “the ability to access information, evaluate what you find, and use it”
  • Access—from using indexes to appropriate search tools to Boolean logic
  • Evaluate—from forming focusing questions to taking notes effectively to evaluating Web sites
  • Use—responsibly, ethically using information to create a meaningful product
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Test scores rise…
  • with the extent to which information technology is utilized beyond the reach of the library walls.
what is involved in information technology
What is involved in information technology?
  • Efficient and effective use of information resources such as
    • The online catalog
    • The Internet
    • Subscription databases
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Test scores rise…
  • as the library media specialist takes an active role in instructional activities in the school.
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Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Technology
jamie mckenzie states
Jamie McKenzie states…
  • IT (Information Technology) does not transform schools by ITself.
  • It is time we replace the term IT with IL (Information Literacy).
  • IT is about flow—the movement of information through networks of various kinds.
  • IL is about developing understanding and insight.

From Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School, 2000

nine information literacy standards for student learning
Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning
  • Information Literacy—Students are able to
    • Access information efficiently and effectively
    • Evaluate information critically and competently
    • Use information accurately and creatively
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Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning
  • Independent Learning—Students are information literate and are able to
    • Pursue information for their own personal interests
    • Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of information
    • Strive for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation
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Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning
  • Social Responsibility—Students who contribute positively to the learning community and society are information literate and
    • Recognize the importance of information in a democratic society
    • Practice ethical behavior in regard to information technology
    • Participate effectively in groups to pursue and generate information
element of information literacy
Element of INFORMATION LITERACY
  • Recognizing the need for information
  • Constructing key questions to focus research/information need
  • Accessing/finding information
  • Evaluating the information that is found
  • Using that information creatively, responsibly, and ethically
understanding proper use of information technology
Understanding/Proper Use of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Science 4.5: The student will investigate and understand how plants and animals in an ecosystem interact with one another and the nonliving environment. Key concepts include…habitats and niches.
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The second Colorado study reports that “CSAP [Colorado Student Assessment Program] reading scores tend to run 18 percent higher in fourth grade and 10 to 15 percent higher in seventh” when library media predictors are maximized.

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The Pennsylvania study reports that “PSSA [Pennsylvania System of School Assessment] reading scores tend to run 10 to 15 points higher” when library media predictors are maximized.

for academic achievement

For Academic Achievement…

Utilize the library media specialist as MORE than a resource person…as an instructional partner who specializes in information

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“The nation’s future depends on the next generation’s ability to compete in a new world that places information, critical thinking, and problem solving at a premium.

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The research is mounting that young people and teachers are at risk if they lack the types of information technology a strong library media program can deliver.”

Powering Achievement, p. v.

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Use the library to boost your test scores and student learning!
  • Take advantage of the great potential that is there!
  • Fully utilize library information resources—collection and person—to positively impact student learning!
raise your test scores 10 15 points

Raise Your Test Scores 10-15 Points?

Use your library media specialist

as the active instructional partner that he/she is! Maximize the potential

that is there!

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Audrey P. ChurchCoordinator,School Library Media Program, Longwood [email protected]://www.longwood.edu/staff/achurch434-395-2682

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