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ERIC Number: EJ1073172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Assessing Change in High School Student Information Literacy Using the Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
Kovalik, Cindy L.; Yutzey, Susan D.; Piazza, Laura M.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v5 n3 p153-166 2012
Change in high school student information literacy (IL) knowledge and skills, from freshman year to senior year in high school was the focus of this quasi-experimental research project. Researchers used a free information literacy skills assessment tool entitled TRAILS (Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) to measure student IL skills. A total of 201 high school students participated in the study. Paired samples t-test results were mixed for specific TRAILS sub-categories, however, the senior mean for the total TRAILS assessment was significantly higher than the mean the participants earned on the total TRAILS assessment when they were freshman. Cohen's d effect size was 0.61. The significance of the information literacy curriculum is discussed in light of these findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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