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Hal Loewen (Librarian): RT Orientation Acceptable Evidence

Validity and Reliability of Assessment

How does the assessment tie back to the desired results (understandings, knowledge, skills, and values)?

If the desired result is for learners to...

(Enduring Understandings) understand...

  • that while they may be able to find many answers on the Internet a library offers information and resources that cannot be found freely in that medium

(Essential Questions) thoughtfully consider the questions...

  • recognize that authoritative content may be packaged formally or informally and may include sources of all media type (Authority is Constructed and Contextual)
  • motivate themselves to find authoritative sources, recognizing that authority may be conferred or manifested in unexpected ways (Authority is Constructed and Contextual)
  • synthesize ideas gathered from multiple sources (Research as Inquiry)
  • seek appropriate help when needed (Research as Inquiry)

(Knowledge/Skills/Values) know... be able to... value...

  • recognize that authoritative content may be packaged formally or informally and may include sources of all media type (Authority is Constructed and Contextual)
  • motivate themselves to find authoritative sources, recognizing that authority may be conferred or manifested in unexpected ways (Authority is Constructed and Contextual)
  • synthesize ideas gathered from multiple sources (Research as Inquiry)
  • seek appropriate help when needed (Research as Inquiry)
Then you need evidence of the student's ability to...
  • independently navigate the library's electronic resources as well as find specific locations and services in the library.
That suggests the need for specific tasks or tests like...
  • a quiz where students can demonstrate their ability to successfully navigate both the electronic and physical library

Attribution

The templates used come from:

Baer, A., Johnson, B., Matts-Benson, L. (2017, December). "Engaging with ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Teaching Practices." Chicago: American Library Association

The material for the templates is made available through CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 

Content created by H. Loewen