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ERIC Number: EJ888061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Assessing Student Evaluations of Resources: Approximation of Expertise
Cox, Ernie
Knowledge Quest, v38 n3 p14-17 Jan-Feb 2010
Teaching the evaluation of information resources can be daunting for both students and educators. In an information environment in which resource types are ever-changing, how does the school librarian assess the evaluative skills of students? The assessments ought to reflect the malleable nature of online resources. To engage students in a formative process of evaluating and using dynamic information resources, this author is experimenting with instruction and assessments that relate to performance tasks. This article illustrates how he developed a sports project to revitalize fourth-grade reading and writing, and to introduce deeper research skills. The author stresses that in assessing student performance, school librarians are looking for an approximation of the resource evaluation skill set as these skills have been worked into this particular project.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/knowledgequest.cfm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A