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Information Literacy Toolkit: General Education IL Rubric

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

IL Rubric Online

Sample Scored Rubric

The instructor for this course chose to assess his/her students using the Elements for Full Coverage: addressing Elements 1-5 (one row each for 1 & 5). He/she assessed student work on the rubric by indicating where each student fell in the Competency areas using penciled tick marks. These are the numbers that will be submitted when this course is scheduled to be assessed.

The scores show varying levels of information literacy competence, but there was a high percentage of students in the Beginning Competency area for Elements 1A and 5B. This will inform the instructor that these Elements should be addressed in future instruction.

Using the URI IL Rubric for Gen Ed Course Submission

General Education Course Submission

Do you teach a course that, as part of an in-class exercise or course assignment, asks students to

  • Develop a research question or thesis statement?
  • Identify the scope of the information needed?
  • Find information sources to solve a research question, problem of other information need?
  • Evaluate or analyze information sources?
  • Use information ethically and legally?
  • Cite information sources?

If you answered 'yes' to these questions, your course can easily address General Education Student Learning Outcome # 7, Information Literacy.

Identify language in your assignment or syllabus that asks students to perform work as indicated in the Elements rows in the rubric. Follow the "Full" and "Partial" requirements indicated on the top of the rubric according to your intention to fulfill the IL Student Learning Outcome.

Use the tabs above for ideas on mapping assignment language to the rubric and for classroom exercises and assignments that address information literacy.

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