Students will be able to identify types of authority accepted in academic settings (or in a specific social context).
Students will be able to identify characteristics of scholarly sources.
Students will be able to match citations with the represented format.
Students will be able to identify general characteristics of the creation processes of different formats or a specific format.
Students will be able to connect format/creation process to a specific need.
Students will be able to match database search options with their effects.
This gallery below highlights examples the questions available through the Info Lit Question Bank in Canvas (for SLCC users). If you'd like permission to access this question bank for easy copying to your own Canvas course site, please contact Zack Allred.
Not every aspect of information literacy can be assessed using a quiz or test. There are some instances where it can help. The examples below can be adapted to fit various contexts.
If you choose to use a quiz or test, creating a scenario can help provide context for a student to select the most authoritative source, the best database to search in, the best keywords to use, etc. ("If a middle school band teacher is looking for information on their husband's recently diagnosed disease, where would they look?" vs. "If a doctor is looking for the latest research on a disease she treats regularly, where would they look?").
Short answer questions, while more difficult to grade, can be more useful than multiple choice questions in some cases ("What are two aspects of an information source you would look at while determining it's credibility/usefulness/authority/etc.?" or "Describe the difference between a primary and secondary source.").
Authentic assessment ideas are found on the Assignments/Activities and Rubrics tabs on this page.