Program Assessment

Team Leaders - Jill Leinung

Recorder: Melissa Jacobs Israel

1) Create an "Exemplary School Library Media Program" on the School Administrators Page of NYSED Website with a list of resources, for administrators, to support the development of a strong school library program. Recommendation is to develop a task force of SLSA, SSL, SED, and graduate library programs to curate a comprehensive list of supporting documents and tools and create Webpage.

2) Revise BEDS - Question 21 to reflect current practices to provide an accurate snapshot of school libraries throughout NYS that is easy to access, analyze and interpret online to demonstrate the impact of the school library on student learning. Recommendation is to develop a task force of SLSA, SSL, SED and graduate library programs to revise question accordingly.

3) Form a task force of representatives from SLSA, SSL, SED, and graduate library programs to evaluate and revise questions in the SLMPE Rubric to reflect current practices in school library programs including Common Core Learning Standards and the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum. Develop a Toolkit on how to effectively use the Rubric to implement, evaluate and develop strong library programs.

4) Students need to use the skills of inquiry to learn. The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum is a K-12 document identifying three information literacy standards, indicators for each standard, priority benchmark skills and assessments required for in-depth learning. The Common Core Learning Standards establish a framework to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready. The skills and strategies articulated in the ESIFC are aligned with the CCLS and open opportunities for librarians and teachers to engage in sustained collaborative planning, teaching, and assessment as they infuse these skills and strategies. The ESIFC should be predominately available and accessible in Engage NY, as well as on the newly developed School Administrators Page of NYSED's website.

5) Recommendation for APPR to be evaluated, updated and strengthened with current best practices in student learning and instruction.

Ø District Level Data
Ø Student Level Data
Ø SLMPE (School Library Media Program Evaluation)
Ø APPR (Annual Professional Performance Review)
Goal- Use State, district, and student level assessment data to shape decisions regarding curriculum, and future assessment to
ensure students are college and career ready.

Objective- Use district wide and building level school library data to develop plans for improving student performance by applying research based

Discussion topics:
· Perform item analyses of questions on the BEDS School Data form as related to school library programs and evaluate the
accuracy of the data.
· Examine data from the BEDS School Data form from past three years to develop follow up questions for the Information
Reporting Service, NYSED.
· Collect data from the BEDS School Data form to provide the basis for an impact study of school library programs across the
state to be conducted by NYLA/SSL.

- Definition of "library" - Example: elementary schools with library and no librarian

Goal: School libraries have the resources to be leaders in the area of educational technology.

Objective- Use student assessment data to develop plans for improving student performance using best practices in the school
library program.
Discussion topics:

Goal: Encourages school library programs to employ ESIFC, Big 6 or other accepted models to codify research methods within the

school building and district.
Objective- Provide a model to evaluate school library programs to strengthen the role of school libraries in teaching
and learning.
Discussion topics:
· Review and revise SLMPE to reflect current educational needs and terminology.
· Encourage use of SLMPE as an evaluation tool to build on program strengths and improve the entire library program.
Objective- Provide a model to evaluate school librarians that will strengthen their role in teaching and learning.
Discussion topics:
· Continue to advocate for the SED approved APPR for School Librarian Rubric to be used to evaluate school librarians in all
NYS School Districts.



Assessment Articles
Overcoming our Habits and Learning to Measure Impact

Mae Hosseini-Ara; Rebecca Jones
Computers in Libraries
June/2013 Pages 3-7
Data Driven Leadership

Ann M. Martin

School Library Monthly
November/2011 vol. 28; #2; Pages 31-33
Assessment for Program Growth: Thinking about Practice

Kathy Fredrick
School Library Monthly
December/2011 vol. 28; #3; Pages 23-25
liTo Be or Not to Be:" School Libraries and the Future of Learning

Ross J. Todd
School Library Monthly
June/2010 vo1.26; #10; Pages 16-19
Creativity in an Assessment Driven Environment

Carolyn Coil
Knowledge Quest
May/June 2014 vol. 42; #5; Pages 48-53
Done right. Common Core teaches texts, not tests

Ernie Cox
American Libraries Magazine

May/2014 vol. 45; #5; Page 58
The Power of Data: An Intraduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs
Sandra D. Andrews
American Association of School Librarians
A division of the American Library Association

2012 by the American Library Association

Diana Wendell, SLS Coordinator, Madison-Oneida BOCES June 2014


Nassau BOCES SLS - BEDS 2012 results for Question 21

Empire State Information Fluency Continuum Color Brochure - Priority Benchmark Skills

Empire State Information Fluency Continuum




Nassau BOCES SLS - 2010-2011 SLMPLE results

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
July 7, 2014 - Day One

Two to three recommendations from each strand.
  • What are our action steps?
  • Where can this happen?
  • How can this happen?
  • Which affiliate organization can make this happen?
  • Is it feasible