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Information Literacy: Assessment

Assessment Standard 1: Know

The information literate student defines and articulates the need for information.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Confers with instructors and participates in class discussions, peer work groups, and electronic discussions to identify a research topic, or other information need
  • Develops a thesis statement and formulates questions based on the information need
  • Explores general information sources to increase familiarity with the topic

For more information about performance indicators for this standard visit the information literacy page from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Assessment Standard 2: Access

 

The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

 

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Identifies appropriate investigative methods (e.g., laboratory experiment, simulation, fieldwork)
  • Investigates benefits and applicability of various investigative methods
  • Investigates the scope, content, and organization of information retrieval systems
  • Selects efficient and effective approaches for accessing the information needed from the investigative method or information retrieval system

For more information about performance indicators for this standard visit the information literacy page from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

 

 

Assessment Standard 3: Evaluate

The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Reads the text and selects main ideas
  • Restates textual concepts in his/her own words and selects data accurately
  • Identifies verbatim material that can be then appropriately quoted
 
For more information about performance indicators for this standard visit the information literacy page from the Association of College and Research Libraries.