Building evidence folders for learning through libraries
|Title:||Building evidence folders for learning through libraries|
|Authors:||Harada, Violet H.|
|Citation:||Harada, V. H. (2006). Building evidence folders for learning through library media centers. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 23(3), 25-30. Prepublication version.|
The controversy over the 65% Solution underscores the public’s perception that school libraries do not provide vital instructional programs. This legislation, which has been enacted in states such as Texas, Kansas
Even without the 65% Solution, however, library media programs are frequently on the chopping block when school budgets shrink. A principal in that predicament recently told me, “I would love to keep my librarian but I
When building level administrators and school advisory councils meet to wrangle over budgets, they seek to support programs that demonstrate positive student growth in areas of high need. The big question
For library media specialists, who have been comfortable with traditional forms of reporting, responses to the above questions require a dramatic paradigm shift from an object-oriented approach to a student-oriented approach to assessment and evaluation. The object-oriented approach centers on evaluation reports that include statistical counting of “things” such as new acquisitions, circulation figures, and numbers of instructional sessions and planning meetings. The student-oriented approach focuses on
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