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A school library research project funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study the impact of school library programs and librarians on student achievement in Pennsylvania; edited by Debra E. Kachel
Last Updated: Dec 3, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Evidence Print Page

Annual Reports


Testing Info Lit Skills

Use as a pre and post test. 

Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (TRAILS), developed by Kent State University Libraries


Evidence & Documentation Articles


Quantitative and Qualitative Ways to Evaluate and Collect Evidence




Greater connection to student learning:

•  Assessments from student research projects (grades, competencies, and/or evidence of learning)

•  Composite scores on class assignments

•  Data from state standardized tests

•  Data from other tests (Information Literacy-TRAILS, Digital literacy/technology)

•  Rubric assessments of student use of technology (Noodle Tools, Google tools, Power Point, etc.)

•  # of books read by individual students

•  # of collaborative instructional units implemented

Greater connection to student learning:

•  Individual samples of student research papers

•  Individual samples of student projects

•  Curriculum maps/plans developed

•  Flipped classroom videos and other instructional videos produced

•  Detailed library curriculum (overview)

•  Student surveys and focus groups

•  Teacher surveys and focus groups

•  Parent surveys

Less connected to student learning:

•  Circulation stats

•  Library database usage

•  Website analytics (URL counts)

•  Interlibrary loan data

•  Library class visits/library schedule

•  Number of students served (visits)

•  Library hours open for use (the physical plant)

•  Attendance at special library events

Less connection to student learning:

•  Human interest stories (“I love my library”)

•  Student access to databases 24/7

•  Library website

•  Curated resources and bibliographies


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