Accountability of TL practice and effectiveness of ‘school libraries’

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Accountability of TL practice and effectiveness

Indentifying and implementing educational practices supported by rigorous evidence: A user friendly guide CRT study vs Comparison Study (qausi-expermental design)

LRS: Library research service. Assessed Aug. 12, 2005

Student Learning through Ohio School Libraries : The Ohio Research Study
Research: The value of School Libraries in learning Several links to article in relation to school libraries. Also link to LONSDALE report (2003), it identifies the need for research that links school libraries to student achievement in Australia.

The Value of School Libraries in Learning 2011 Softlink Survey

School libraries work. A research foundation paper 3rd editions

School Library “Action Research” Daniel Callison

The Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement: Exploring the School Library Impact Studies

Addressed by Becky Robinson School media specialist at Galesburg’s Lombard Middle School and president of the Alliance Library System’s board, presented the findings of the study “Powerful Libraries Make Powerful Learners” to the Illinois State Board of Education.

2006 School Library Media Study
Student Learning Through Wisconsin School Library Media Centers. Wisconsin Departmnent of Public intruction.

13,000 Kids Can't Be Wrong A new Ohio study shows how school libraries help students learnBy Debra Lau Whelan — School Library Journal, 02/01/2004 Review of the OHIO survey about school libraries

Gordon, Carol “A Study of Three-Dimensional Action Research: A Training Model for School Library Media Programs.” School Library Media Research 9 (2006).

Where to find evidence-based interventions
The What Works Clearinghouse WWC Established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, and the public with a central,independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.

The Promising Practices Network Web site highlights programs and practices that credible research indicates are effective in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Blueprints for Violence Prevention is a national violence prevention initiative to identify programs that are effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression,
delinquency, and substance abuse.

The International Campbell Collaboration offers a registry of systematic reviews of evidence on the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral, and educational arenas.

Social Programs That Work offers a series of papers developed by the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy on social programs that are backed by rigorous evidence of effectiveness.

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