My pre-reading ideas about assessment


Before publishing blog post #3, I thought I’d put down the notes I made prior to reading the assessment module. This will hopefully help me with Assignment #2, which includes commenting on how my ideas about teacher librarianship have changed through ETL401.  I’m going to make these fairly brief, as that’s how they were on paper…

Assessing information literacy:

* Assessment falls into three main categories: diagnostic (working out knowledge and abilities prior to learning activities); formative (assessment carried out throughout learning to ensure students are on the right track and to identify areas for intervention); and summative (assessment at the end of a unit/task to determine whether students have met learning outcomes and to assist with reporting to stakeholders).

* Information literacy encompasses a range of skills, so assessment should target specific skills and abilities.  Rubrics would help teachers and teacher librarians focus on what is being assessed and…

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