Bronwyn’s Library Blog

DOE Report Praises Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program

Posted by bronwynr on February 27, 2009

 
Students attending schools that received grant money from the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries (LSL) program perform higher on state reading tests than those in schools that didn’t participate in the program, says a recent report by the Department of Education.

The “Second Evaluation of the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program” says that the percentage of students during the 2005–06 academic year who met or exceeded state reading proficiency requirements increased by an extra 2.7 percentage points over nonparticipating schools. more » » » 

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