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A practical guide to information literacy assessment for academic librarians

Author: Carolyn J Radcliff; et al
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Information literacy assessment applies to a number of contexts in the higher education arena: institutional curricula, information literacy programmes and courses, course-integrated instruction, and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn J Radcliff; et al
ISBN: 9781591583400 1591583403
OCLC Number: 85829987
Description: xiii, 180 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
pt. 1. Getting started --
1. Introduction --
2. A brief look at assessment --
Where does information literacy fit in? --
Where do libraries fit in? --
Levels of assessment --
Classroom assessment --
Programmatic assessment --
Institutional assessment --
Learning objectives --
Works cited and further reading --
3. How to choose the right assessment tool --
Chapter organization --
pt. 2. The tools --
4. Informal assessment techniques --
An overview of informal assessment --
Informal observations --
Informal questions --
Self-reflection --
Keys to success with informal assessment --
Tips for informal observations --
Tips for informal questioning --
Tips for instructor self-reflection --
Using the data from informal assessment --
Is informal assessment right for you? --
Works cited and further reading --
5. Classroom assessment techniques --
An overview of classroom assessment techniques --
Preparation --
Examples of classroom assessment techniques --
Minute paper/muddiest point --
One sentence summary --
Defining features matrix --
Directed paraphrasing --
Pre-assessment using CATs --
Classroom response systems --
Using the results --
Are classroom assessment techniques right for you? --
Works cited and further reading. 6. Surveys --
An overview of surveys --
Practical considerations --
Who and when --
Survey delivery --
Survey questions --
Steps for conducting a survey --
Are surveys right for you? --
Works cited and further reading --
7. Interviewing --
An overview of interviewing --
Types of interviewing --
Informal interviewing --
Guided interviewing --
Open-ended interviewing --
Preparing for a successful interview --
Right after the interview --
Transcribing the data --
Analyzing the data --
Is interviewing right for your? --
Works cited and further reading --
8. Focus groups --
An overview of focus groups --
Preparing for a successful focus group --
Conducting the focus group --
The focus group session --
Right after the session --
Transcribing the data --
Analyzing the data --
Example of a focus group study --
Assessment scenario --
The focus group plan --
Are focus groups right for you? --
Works cited and further reading --
9. Knowledge tests --
An overview of knowledge tests --
Types of knowledge test items --
Creating knowledge tests --
Objective items --
Essay items --
Standardized tests --
Analyzing the data --
Are knowledge tests right for you? --
Works cited and further reading. 10. Concept maps --
An overview of concept maps --
Types of concept maps --
Hierarchical concept maps --
Flat concept maps --
Creating and using concept maps --
Evaluating concept maps --
Is concept mapping right for you? --
Works cited and further reading --
11. Performance and product assessments --
An overview of performance assessments --
Process --
Products --
Assignment design --
Writing an assignment prompt --
One last check of your assignment --
Scoring guides --
Analyzing data from performance assessments --
Are performance assessments right for you? --
Works cited and further reading --
12. Portfolios --
An overview of portfolios --
What goes into a portfolio? --
Creating the portfolio assignment --
Programmatic and institutional assessment --
Collecting the material --
Electronic portfolios --
Assessing portfolios --
Are portfolios right for you? --
Works cited and further reading. pt. 3. What to do with the information --
13. Analyzing the data --
An overview of content analysis --
Steps in content analysis --
Software to assist with analyzing textual data --
An overview of descriptive statistics --
Steps in descriptive statistics --
Data tools --
Spreadsheets --
Statistical software --
Conclusion --
Works cited and further reading --
14. Working with the results --
Sharing assessment results --
Identifying stakeholders --
Deciding what to share --
Presenting your results --
Putting assessment results to work --
Working with positive assessment results --
Working with negative results --
Conclusion --
Works cited and further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: by Carolyn J. Radcliff ... [et al.].
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