Via the SLA.
Softlink have released the results of their survey into the state of school libraries in Australia, the survey has been conducted for the second year in a row making it possible to make good comparisons. You can read the report or download it.
Look at this from the principle findings:
- There is a significant positive relationship between a school’s NAPLAN reading literacy score, the school library’s budget and staff allocated to the library.
- The difference in funding and literacy outcomes can be quantified. In general, low performing schools allocate 30% less to the school library budget than average schools. Higher performing schools allocate twice as much to the school library budget as average schools.