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Information Literacy Toolkit

Assessment Tools

Incorporating Assessment Tools

Assessing Information Literacy 

Assessment can provide valuable insight into your students' information literacy skills, from their ability to find sources to their understanding of peer review, and into your own teaching. By assessing your students' information literacy skills, you can ensure that they have the skills and knowledge they need to successfully complete research assignments. 

Assessment Tools 

  • Sample rubrics that you can use and adapt 
  • In-class assessment activities 
  • Your ideas - contact us with suggestions or resources 

Use and Remix 

  • All assessment tools and resources are under a Creative Commons License 
  • Feel free to edit and remix assessment tools and resources with attribution 



Google Documents

The Toolkit uses Google Documents for most sample assignments. You can work with these assignments in a number of ways. If you have a Google account, clicking "file" -> "make a copy" once you have opened a Google Document will add a copy of the file to your Google Drive account. You can make any needed edits to this new file. 

If you do not have a Google Account, use the download link under each assignment to download a copy to your computer or click "file" -> "download as" once you have opened a Google Document. You can make any needed edits to the downloaded file.

Assessment Resources

The following are assessment tools and resources that can help you get started with assessing information literacy.

RAILS (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) - a bank of rubrics you can adapt and use 

Assessments of Information Literacy - a collection of surveys, tests, rubrics, and authentic assessments from a variety of institutions

Catching Up with Information Literacy Assessment - a collection of resources from C&RL News  

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