Assessment

Middle States Information Literacy and Assessment
CUNY’s accrediting body requires information literacy embedded and assessed, as part of the curriculum.  See also ALA’s summary of assessment and information literacy.
Assessment of Information Literacy: Lessons from the Higher Education Assessment Movement
“This paper reviews higher education assessment methods; identifies useful theories and practices; describes assessment programs in academic libraries; and makes recommendations for changes in library education and for future research.”
Information Competency Assessment Project (Bay Area Regional Community Colleges)
“A collaborative project among faculty librarians in the San Francisco Bay Area has developed and field-tested an information competency assessment instrument that is based on specific performance outcomes, and criterion-referenced to national standards.” The Project’s purpose: to develop a challenge-out or credit-by-exam instrument that can be used and/or modified at community colleges that have an information competency requirement.
Project SAILS (Kent State)
“The purpose of the Project for Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS) has been to develop an instrument for programmatic level assessment of information literacy skills that is valid and thus credible to university administrators and other academic personnel.”
ISkills (ETS)
From the Educational Testing Service (ETS), “as part of the National Higher Education ICT Initiative, ETS and a group of colleges and universities have collaborated to create the ICT Literacy Assessment, a comprehensive test of ICT proficiency specifically designed for the higher education environment.”
Assessment Cyberguide for Psychology.
This guide identifies the APA assessment requirements for programs in psychology, which address information literacy. See APA, Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology.
South Dakota Regental Information Literacy Exam (PPT)
A presentation given at the Mountain Plains Library Association

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