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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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Audrey P. Church
School Library Media Program, Longwood University
Past President, VEMA
What this conference
is all about…
Where do the two connect?
“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
From Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School, 2000
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.
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.
Utilize the library media specialist as MORE than a resource person…as an instructional partner who specializes in information
“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.
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.
Use your library media specialist
as the active instructional partner that he/she is! Maximize the potential
that is there!
Audrey P. ChurchCoordinator,School Library Media Program, Longwood Universityachurch@longwood.eduhttp://www.longwood.edu/staff/achurch434-395-2682