Ensuring a level playing field: Creating an information literacy exam for transfer students

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anne Pemberton, Associate Director, Research and Instructional Services and Library Assessment (Creator)
Vonzell Yeager, University Studies Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/

Abstract: PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to highlight the steps taken by the library, English faculty and administrative stakeholders to create an information literacy exam for transfer students.Design/methodology/approachThe paper outlines the need for the exam, the student learning outcomes assessed by the exam, the process by which test questions were created and the technology used to create and deliver the exam.FindingsExperiences and suggestions relevant to developing an information literacy exam and a related website portal and tutorials are provided.Originality/valueThe report will have significant value to anyone considering implementing their own original information literacy exam and those seeking advice on test question creation and development.

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Yeager, V., & Pemberton, A. E. (2017). Ensuring a level playing field: Creating an information literacy exam for transfer students. Reference Services Review, 45(3), 454–471. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-10-2016-0077
Language: English
Date: 2017
Academic libraries, Librarianship, Higher education, Information literacy, Tests, Ability tests
Library science
Academic libraries
Education, Higher
Information literacy
Transfer students

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