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Florida Schools Libraries – Boosts FCAT Scores and Students Reading Skills

The aim of any school library is to promote reading and improve reading skills and research. Teachers agree that a long time, a good library of academic success necessary, because students must be able to read the third grade to study other materials, such as history and science.

The study found that Donna Baumbach, associate professor and director of the Educational Technology Resource Center at the University of Central Florida, there is a direct relationship between library professionals and students in Florida reading grade or above.

Florida Schools Libraries

Around 1700, Florida school library research and find a comprehensive library, and direct links to the best student FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) scores. Increasing elementary school reading scores, FCAT 9%. SMP increased by 3%, 22% of high school. The study also showed that tens or even higher FCAT in Florida schools and testimony Media run time.

The study found that two aspects of a good library – (1) a comprehensive library, the current selection, and (2) recognized media expert responsible.

Need New Books

A few years ago, he began a story in the school library at the Orlando Sentinel,Florida. Bleak best results. The researchers found that most school books and libraries Florida run by trained clerk’s antique collection. A major role in promoting, funding libraries unexpected publicity. Overall, half of the annual budget comes from the school library book fairs, and parent organizations’, and sales and profits from the sale of candy supply.

State-funded school library before Florida was maintained at $ 15 million, prompting local Florida go a lie story groups, businesses, charities and churches donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix the libraries throughout the state.

However, the book Florida school library, each student is still higher than the national average. Countries to buy more books, higher than the national average, but the Florida schools are not able to cope with the influx of new students every year.

1980 Orange C ounty, Lake, Volusia, Polk, and a book of five before being published. Osceola County is the best collection of 11%, which were published since 2000.

This study shows that Baumbach is an urgent need for new resources, the library school in Florida.

Reporter Needs More Recognition

The second part of the equation is the media needs more experts and recognized. Research has shown that school libraries in Florida with professionals, students have more books, newspaper and magazine subscriptions. They have a large number of students using the library, and promote blood circulation of books, each student’s computer.

Certificate of journalists were taken to a part-time teacher at the Florida school library, and to help the postman, not to provide knowledge and experience. In fact, to supplement funding, grant application libraries, the experts can. Their books to the students turn classroom books, and then let them sit, not on the shelves. They make reading incentive program, and provide educational multimedia. They can even work with teachers assess students’ test scores and to identify the areas of reading, some students may need more help.

County, Seminole and Volusia, but decreased in recent years, the professionals. Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Orange Lake and improve the performance of the County.

Florida School Library improvement , but not all Florida schools on an equal basis. If you are choosing a school for your child, before making a final decision, is sure to look at the school library.

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