East Baton Rouge Parish library has several resources available to encourage reading

EBR Library has reading tips, resources for students

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A recent study by The Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, ‘Estimates of Learning Loss in the 2019-2020 School Year’ researches the learning loss for the 2019-2020 school year.

“The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University calculated the magnitude of student-level learning losses on behalf of nineteen our state education agency research partners. They are presented here at the state level to offer a comparative view of not only the size of the losses but the range of losses within each state.”

This study is based on a three-stage simulation of what Spring 2020 achievement scores would have been if the pandemic did not occur, student’s achievement scores mid-March 2020 to when schools closed, and the third factor is based on summer learning loss students have historically experience in the past. That same loss is applied to the same pace of loss for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

The study says the findings are ‘chilling’, adding that the “need for rigorous student-level learning assessments has never been higher.”

The East Baton Rouge Parish library has several resources available to encourage reading.

‘Literacy Texts’ is a new service for the library system. The goal is to build a habit of reading at home. Students sign up to get family activity prompts or ideas sent straight to your phone every Thursday night. Just text the word literacy to 225-400-1336. You may opt out at any time.

The library system also offers several other reading programs. Visit the EBR Parish Library for more details on their services offered.

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