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Transitioning to College : Assessment

Information literacy assessment tools for educators.

TRAILS

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills

TRAILS logoTRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for school librarians and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. There is no charge for using TRAILS.

SAILS

SAILS: Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills

SAILS logoProject SAILS is a knowledge test with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills. These test items are based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

SAILS offers a cohort test for comparing groups of students, an individual scores test, and a build-your-own-test. These tests are meant for students enrolled in institutions of higher education.

With the SAILS information literacy assessment faculty, librarians, and administrators can document skill levels for groups of students and pinpoint areas for improvement.

TATIL

Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL)

Threshold Achievement Test for information Literacy

 

The Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL), inspired by the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education, assesses college students’ information literacy knowledge and dispositions.

There are four modules:  

  • Evaluating Process & Authority
  • Strategic Searching 
  • Research & Scholarship 
  • The Value of Information

TATIL provides evidence of capabilities of students, informing instructors of weak areas, guiding course instruction, and affirming growth following instruction.