This is what the research tells us about the impact of school library media centers on student achievement:
The Michigan Study
published in 2003, reports on the impact of school library media centers right here at home
School Libraries Work!
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Third edition, Updated 2008
Scholastic, Inc. analyzed the results of 18 state studies on the impact of school libraries on academic achievement.
So what happens when budget cuts start affecting the staffing levels of School Librararies. This recent research study finds that test scores decrease accross the board.