Each information literacy module includes a corresponding quiz. Quiz questions include multiple choice and short answer responses that directly reflect the stated learning outcomes for that module. The quizzes, along with responses from the module surveys, inform the librarians of module content that is unclear or under-emphasized. At the end of each semester the librarians examine the results to see where the modules need to be revised, or if the questions need to be updated for clarity.
Each information literacy module also includes a corresponding survey. Survey questions include Likert-type ratings and short answer responses. The questions on each survey are the same for each module, but allow the students to reflect on that specific module (rather than trying to reflect on all of the modules at once). At the end of each semester (and at times during the semester) the librarians examine the results to see where delivery or content may need to be revised. Certainly the surveys include a great deal of venting of frustration over the requirements to complete the modules, but throughout the surveys the students reveal very constructive ways the modules (delivery and content) may be improved.
Each Spring semester students are asked to participate in a pre- and post- self-assessment designed to determine self-confidence with specific information literacy skills before and after completing the information literacy modules. The results of these surveys help determine areas where students are still uncertain after completing the content.
Likert-type questions ask the students to rate their level of comfort (Not Comfortable / Somewhat Comfortable / Mostly Comfortable / Completely Comfortable) with the following information literacy skills:
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Because the strongest assessment of information literacy will happen in the classroom, the faculty will have the best opportunities to evaluate the student's performance through testing and assignments. Using information literacy rubrics as part of research papers, presentations, literature reviews, and annotated bibliographies, all provide opportunities to evaluate the students' demonstration of basic information literacy skills.