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Title: School Library Media Centers: Selected Results From the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002)
Description: This report provides an overview of the current state of school library media centers that serve U.S. 10th-graders. It contains summarized findings from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) library media center survey. The ELS:2002 library media center survey, primarily administered to school librarians, examined various aspects of school librariesótheir space, organization, collections, resources, staffing, and use. In addition, 10th-graders provided information on their use of and opinions about their school libraries. This report presents findings for schools by the following school characteristics: school sector, school urbanicity, school region, grade span, school enrollment, and the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-priced lunch in grade 10. Findings for students are presented by the following characteristics: sex, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), composite achievement test score in grade 10, studentís school sector, studentís school urbanicity, and studentís school region.
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Cover Date: December 2004
Web Release: January 19, 2005
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Publication #: NCES 2005302
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Elise Christopher.