ERIC Number: ED401899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
RUBRICS for the Assessment of Information Literacy.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.
A rubric is a descriptive measurement for defining what a learner should know and can do. This document was created to define the knowledge and ability of every student in how they: construct meaning from information; create a quality product; learn independently; participate as a group member; and use information and information technologies responsibly and ethically. The rubrics are designed in a matrix, or grid, of benchmarks which define the information literate student. The far left column contains the Target Indicators, or the individual components of each of the five information literacy guidelines. Each target indicator is followed by four qualities, or key behavior skills, to be measured. These are written in student language and are labeled "In Progress,""Essential,""Proficient," and "Advanced." The first page provides an overview for all five guidelines; pages 2-8 address specific benchmarks. The final page is a checklist of information literacy guidelines for students and teachers which may be used in the assessment process. These guidelines describe students as: knowledge seekers; quality producers; self-directed learners; group contributors; and responsible information users. The ideal application and use of these assessments is in a collaborative curriculum involving the student, teacher, media specialist, and other stakeholders in the school environment. They are applicable to all grades and content areas. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.
Note: Based on the Information Literacy Guidelines for Colorado Students, Teachers and School Library Media Specialists.