Academic Standards and this IMLS Research Project
This is the first state impact study to examine the school library's role in helping students master state and national academic standards. In the three educator surveys, administrators, teachers, and librarians were asked how well they felt the instruction of the school library program impacted student attainment of both the PA Common Core Academic Standards and AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Their responses are thoroughly covered in Chapter 8 (AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner) and Chapter 9 (Common Core).
Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
The following link includes tables that help school librarians learn how the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and the Common Core StateStandards align.
The Common Core State Initiative and the Role of School Librarians
Pennsylvania's NEW Model Curriculum for School Library Programs
NEW - The PA Library Model Curriculum
Unveiled in December 2012, the Library Model Curriculum is based on the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, Reading and Writing in Science & Technology/Technical Subjects, Reading and Writing in Social Studies and History and the Pennsylvania Academic Standards in Business, Computer and Information Technology. A team of school librarians headed by Dr. Mary Kay Biagini, University of Pittsburgh, developed this model in response to a recommendation of the PA State Board of Education in the Pennsylvania School Library Study of 2011.
Pennsylvania's Adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initative
On July 1, 2010, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. The transition to Common Core will begin during the 2010-2011 school year, with full implementation by July 1, 2013.
AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
"Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. They will both shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school." From the AASL website