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The State of America's Libraries, 2019 - From the American Library Association. One in Five Teens Can't Finish Their Homework Because of the Digital Divide. - A Pew Research study, October 2018.
State Grades on K-12 Achievement: Map and Rankings - by Education Week. No state got an A. Massachusetts leads the nation with a B plus.
The State of America's Libraries 2018 - From the American Library Association.
Who DOESN'T Read Books in America? - 24% of Americans have not read a book in the past year. Who are they? This is by Andrew Perrin for the Pew Research Center, March, 2018
Social Media Use in 2018 - by Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson for the Pew Research Center, March, 2018.
What Kids Are Reading 2018 - a report from Renaissance Learning about the reading of students using Accelerated Reader.
The Condition of Education 2018 - From the National Center For Educational Statistics.
The State of America's Libraries 2017 - From the American Library Association.
News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017 - There has been increased usage of social media as a source of news. This is a report by Pew Research Center, Sept., 2017.
Most Americans - Especially Millennials- Say Libraries Can Help Them Find Reliable Trustworthy Information - This is a report from the Pew Research Center, August, 2017.
General Library Statistics Prior to 2017 - This is a continuation of the above list.
Information Empowered: The School Librarian as an Agent of Academic Achievement
in Alaskan Schools - Study published in 1999.
Statistics about California School Libraries - Results of annual data
Haves, Halves, and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California - This is a doctoral dissertation by Doug Achterman, 2008. "This descriptive, non-experimental study examines the strength of the relationship between California school library media programs and student achievement, using data from California criterion-referenced state-wide tests, publicly available school and community demographic data, and a state survey of school library programs.".
Colorado School Library Statistics - Statistics collection started in 1998 and continuing to the present.
Distribution of School Librarians in Colorado - The number of school librarians in Colorado has risen, but the increase is greater in metropolitan areas than in non-metropolitan areas. This study was done in 2008. It is in pdf format.
Colorado School Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2011-2012
Florida Library Media Survey 2018
The Delaware School Library Study - April, 2006
Idaho School Library Impact Study - 2009
The Status of School Library Programs in Illinois by Lou Ann Jacobs. This is a snapshot of the results in a special issue of Illinois Libraries, Fall, 2006. This issue is dedicated to school libraries and is in pdf format.
Powerful Libraries Make Powerful Learners - A study of Illinois School Libraries by Keith Curry Lance which was published in 2005.
The Study of Reading in Indiana Middle, Junior and High Schools - There is a section in this report on school libraries. 2004
Make the Connection: Quality School Library Programs Impact Academic Achievement in Iowa - Study by Marcia J. Rodney, Keith Curry Lance and Christine Hamilton-Pennell, 2002. The survey found that "Iowa reading test scores rise with the development of school library media programs". The study is available in pdf format.
The Massachusetts School Library Study - Report of Findings and Recommendations of the Special Commission On School Library Services in Massachusetts, March, 2018.
MCAS and School Libraries: Making the Connection - The Simmons study by James C. Baughman and Mary Eldringhoff, 2000, of the impact of school libraries upon student achievement on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment test scores. Available in pdf format.
The Impact of Michigan School Librarians on Academic Achievement - 2003. This is a pdf file.
Amid a literacy crisis, Michigan’s school librarians have all but disappeared - 92% of the schools do not employ a full time certified librarian. The decline in school librarians between 2000 and 2016 was one of the sharpest in the country. This article by Koby Levin is from Chalkbeat, August 8, 2019
Show Me Connection: How School Library Media Centers Impact Student Achievement - The Missouri study, 2002 -2003. This is a pdf file.
The New Jersey School Library Survey - 2011
The Impact of New York's School Libraries on Student Achievement and Motivatation: Phase I - An article by Ruth V. Small, Jaime Snyder, and Katie Parker in School Library Media Research, Vol. 12, 2009,
Student Learning Through School Libraries - the 2002 Ohio study.
The Pennsylvania School Library Project - You will find links to research studies in Pennsylvania here.
SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores An article by Karen Gavigan and Keith Curry Lance in School Library Journal, July, 2016.
The Impact of School Librarians and Library Programs on Academic Achievement of Students: The South Carolina Study - 2014
Texas School Libraries : Standards,
Resources, Services, and Students' Performance - A survey of school libraries in Texas, 2001. One of the
findings is that students in schools with librarians did better on standardized tests than students from schools
with no librarians.
Statistical Analysis of Texas school library collections, 2001
Certified Teacher-Librarians, Library Quality and Student Achievement in Washington State Public Schools. - The Washington State school impact study, April, 2015. "Students who attend schools with certified teacher-librarians and quality library facilities perform better on standardized tests and are more likely to graduate, even after controlling for school size and student income level."
Student Learning Through Wisconsin School Library Media Centers: Library Media Specialist Survey Report -2006 Report prepared for the Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Wyoming School Libraries Surveys
School Library Impact Studies - Conducted by
Library Research Services.
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