Graduate Research Papers

Award/Availability

Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Reading--Ability testing; Library circulation and loans; School libraries;

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the correlation between the number of materials checked out from the school library and students’ achievement on two reading assessments. Students in a setting with a flexible library schedule had a fixed visit scheduled with their literature classes so that all students could regularly visit the library. A quantitative bibliometric method was used to analyze the number of books checked out by students and how often their classes visited and compare the data with their achievement on two reading assessments. Results showed students that checked out more material did not have significantly different growth on their reading assessments. Classes that visited more often did not significantly differ on reading assessments from classes that visited less often.

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Division of School Library Studies

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jean Donham

Date Original

2013

Object Description

The purpose of this study was to measure the correlation between the number of materials checked out from the school library and students’ achievement on two reading assessments. Students in a setting with a flexible library schedule had a fixed visit scheduled with their literature classes so that all students could regularly visit the library. A quantitative bibliometric method was used to analyze the number of books checked out by students and how often their classes visited and compare the data with their achievement on two reading assessments. Results showed students that checked out more material did not have significantly different growth on their reading assessments. Classes that visited more often did not significantly differ on reading assessments from classes that visited less often.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS