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Re: [ARN-state] Fwd: Is The Library Important? Multivariate Studies at the National and International Level



I was able to access a free, PDF copy onlne at:

http://www.kzneducation.gov.za/Portals/0/ELITS%20website%20Homepage/IASL%202008/keynote/krashenkeynotewithapp.pdf


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From: Evie Frankl
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at the National and International Level

can't access this url -- seems others have been having problems too. any
thoughts? -- evie
From: Monty NeillSent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:30 PMTo: ARN-L ;
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Library Important? Multivariate Studies at the National and International
Level

As author Krashen reminds us regularly, test scores are a weak indicator.
Still, this is significant, esp as it relies on some of the better tests.
Better to spend money on real books than on tests and test prep.



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[epata] Is The Library Important? Multivariate Studies at the National and
International Level

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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 05:12:33 -0800 (PST)

From:

Stephen Krashen <skrashen@yahoo.com>

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Stephen Krashen <skrashen@yahoo.com>

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epata@interversity.org <epata@interversity.org>



Available at: http://us.mg1.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch Not published but OK to share and cite.
Is The Library Important? Multivariate Studies at the National and International Level
Stephen Krashen, Syying Lee, and Jeff McQuillan

Three multivariate analyses, all controlling for the effects of poverty, confirm the importance of the library. Replicating McQuillanâs analysis of 1992 NAEP scores, access to books in school and public libraries was a significant predictor of 2007 fourth grade NAEP reading scores, as well as the difference between grade 4 and grade 8 2007 NAEP reading scores, suggesting that access is important for improvement after grade 4. Access (school/classroom libraries) was a significant predictor of scores on the PIRLS test, a reading test given to fourth graders in 40 countries.

In some of the analyses, access to books had a larger impact on reading achievement test scores than poverty, and in other cases had nearly as strong an impact. This suggests that providing more access to books can mitigate the effect of poverty on reading achievement, a conclusion consistent with other recent results. This result is of enormous practical importance: Children of poverty typically have little access to books. It seems that libraries can provide this access.-----------------------------------------------
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