Transforming School Libraries to facilitate a Culture of Literacy
This program, Transforming School Libraries to Facilitate a Culture of Literacy, is a collaboration between two school districts, Lowndes County Schools and Perry County Schools.
The goal is to transform the school libraries into centers of learning for students and their families and teachers that will ultimately facilitate a Culture of Literacy in the schools and communities resulting in an increase in reading proficiency scores of students.
1. There will be a 5% increase in the number of 3rd – 8th grade students who score at the proficient level on the reading portion of their Alabama Reading and Math test at each grade level in each district each year of
2. There will be a 5% increase in the number of high school students who pass the reading test on the Alabama High School Graduation Exam each year of program implementation.
3. There will be a 15% increase in the number of checked out reading materials each year of implementation.
4. Five-hundred students and parents in each of Lowndes and Perry Counties will visit the libraries on Saturdays during each year of implementation.
5. All library media specialists will participate in professional development activities during the year.
6. Twenty-five percent of teachers in each district will coordinate a learning activity with the school library.
7. Students and teachers will indicate a higher level of satisfaction with library holdings and services.
Parents, Students, and Teachers
It is important that data is collected pertaining to our Literacy Grant. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions on the survey. If you have any questions or trouble completing the survey, please contact Dr. Mathews at 334-548-2131.
Thanks for all that you do and for your support of Lowndes County Public Schools.