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An information literacy snapshot: Authentic assessment across the curriculum

Holliday, Wendy and Dance, Betty and Davis, Erin and Fagerheim, Britt and Hedrich, Anne and Lundstrom, Kacy and Martin, Pamela (2015) An information literacy snapshot: Authentic assessment across the curriculum. College & Research Libraries, 76 (2). pp. 170-187. ISSN 2150-6701

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This paper outlines the process and results of an authentic assessment of student work using a revised version of the AAC&U’s Information Literacy VALUE rubric. This rigorous assessment, which included the scoring of nearly 900 student papers from four different stages across the undergraduate curriculum, revealed much about the process of authentic assessment of student learning, the struggles and competencies of our students, and a clear path forward for improving practice. It also gave us a broad view of student learning, allowing us to immerse ourselves in student work and providing a stronger narrative to share with stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
Keywords: authentic assessment; undergraduate curriculum; Value Report; information literacy; learning outcomes;
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Cline Library
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 17:39
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/533

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