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The Third Colorado Study: School Librarians Make a Difference!

The Library Research Service of the Colorado State Library recently released  “School Librarians Continue to Help Students Achieve Standards: The Third Colorado Study (2010).”  School librarians – we’ve done it again!  Two clear findings are that stronger library programs helped reduce percentages of students receiving unsatisfactory CSAP scores. We help close the achievement gap!  Additionally,  “Elementary schools with at least one full-time endorsed librarian averaged better CSAP performance than those with less than one full-time endorsed librarian.  Click on the link above for the full report.

As a result of this new study, we have updated the Advocacy PowerPoint presentation for you to share with your parent and staff groups.  Click the link below for the updated presentation.

School Libraries and Learning updated 12_10

How can we get the word out?  Each of us must share this important research in our own communities. 


2 Responses

  1. I knew this would be the result! I have total confidence that school librarians do statistically improve student achievement where they are a collaborative, community part of the teaching and learning process. As David L. said the school library is the Learning Commons!

  2. Thanks so much for the Powerpoint.. it’s just what I need as I fight for my job in a month or two as my school starts next year’s budgeting! Thank you, thank you, thank you…. LRS and Keith Curry Lance Rock!

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