School Library Research and Statistics
School Library Impact Studies 1999-2015
School Librarians & Student Achievement. (May 2, 2015). (798KB) Michael Radlick and Joette Stefl-Mabry. Presentation at NYLA/SSL Spring Conference.
This 2015-2018 study will be examining the impact of school librarians on student academic achievement in schools throughout New York State. This project RE-04-15-0081-15, has been made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
School Libraries Impact Studies. (1999-2015). Library Research Service. http://www.lrs.org/data-tools/school-libraries/impact-studies/ .
This Web site includes many state studies on the impact of school librarians on student learning and achievement.
Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) (December 2014). American Association of School Librarians - National Research Forum White Paper. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/researchandstatistics/CLASSWhitePaper
FINAL.pdf . (1.05MB)
Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement. (2011). New York Comprehensive Center. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nyla/nycc_school_library_brief.pdf (287KB)
The Impact of New York’s School Libraries on Student Achievement and Motivation (2009-2010). Ruth Small et al.
- Phase I - http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/vol12/SLMR
- Phase II - http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/vol12/SLMR
This three phase study on the impact of New York's school libraries and librarians on student learning and motivation found that in elementary schools with certified librarians, students scored significantly higher on ELA standardized tests than schools without certified librarians. This study was funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
School Libraries Work! (2008). Scholastic Publishing Research Foundation. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/technology/library/documents/slw3_2008.pdf
This report highlights the positive impact of school librarians on student achievement from 20 State and Canadian studies.