Title

The South Dakota Information Literacy Exam : A Tool for Small and Medium-sized Universities to Document and Assess Information Literacy of Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2008

Keywords

information literacy assessment, graduate students, South Dakota Information Literacy Exam

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Information Literacy

Abstract

This paper describes the South Dakota state universities' development of a dual-measure instrument to test Information Literacy (IL) following the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and using classical and modern psychometric methods. This tool can be used as an exit assessment for undergraduates and as an entrance assessment for advanced learners to indicate deficiencies in IL that must be addressed early in graduate education.

Publication Title

Advanced Users : Information Literacy and Customized Services

First Page

91

Last Page

114

ISSN

978-3-89318-053-0

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Comments

This is a conference presentation and a chapter in the conference proceedings.

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