Educational Design and Technology

School Library Research and Statistics

School Library Impact Studies 1999-2014

  • Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) external link icon
    American Association of School Librarians - National Research Forum
    White Paper
    June 2014
    Comments regarding the CLASS White paper are being accepted until October 15, 2014. If you would like to provide any feedback about the paper, please submit comments to acline@ala.org.
  • Library Research Service external link icon
    Library Research Service research and statistics about libraries for library and education professionals

  • New York State Impact Study (2006-2009)

    This IMLS-funded, three phase, multi-method study of the impact of New York's school libraries and librarians on student learning and motivation confirmed that in elementary schools with certified librarians, students scored significantly higher on ELA standardized tests than schools without certified librarians. For more information on each phase of this study go to:

    Phase I: http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/vol12

    Phase II: http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/vol12

    Phase III: http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/vol13

    PI: Ruth V. Small, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor and Founding Director, Center for Digital Literacy

  • School Libraries Work! PDF file icon (204 KB)
    Scholastic Library Publishing report highlighting findings from studies conducted in 19 States and one Canadian Province between 1999 and 2008 on the impact of school library media centers on student achievement.

  • Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement
    New York Comprehensive Center

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Last Updated: April 1, 2015