The findings from this study confirm a host of prior research on the relationship between
school libraries and student achievement and point to inequitable access to school library
services in California. Results from this study might also provide a baseline of data for
qualitative research that more deeply explores ways school library programs contribute to student
achievement beyond ways measured by current standardized tests.
Achterman, Douglas L. Haves, Halves, and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9800/. Accessed September 1, 2014.