Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

In Fall 2013, academic librarians at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) set out to develop their own instructional assessment test bank to evaluate library program effectiveness, improve the student learning experience and determine if library services were effectively developing information literacy skills in learners. Using the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000) adopted by ACRL in conjunction with their own information literacy plan, they focused on four critical competency areas: information access points, search tool selection, library website utilization, and classification schemes.

This panel presentation provides an overview of the challenges and successes they experienced in creating and implementing this instructional assessment. It will include a literature review on test banks, initial test bank results and how they used these results to improve the librarians’ instructional techniques as well as the test bank itself. The presentation will end with practical tips on how other academic and school libraries can start their own test banks—what to do and what not to do in order to improve their chance of obtaining a successful assessment.

Presentation Description

In Fall 2013, academic librarians at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) set out to develop their own instructional assessment test bank to evaluate library program effectiveness, improve the student learning experience and determine if library services were effectively developing information literacy skills in learners. This panel presentation provides an overview of the challenges and successes they experienced in creating and implementing this instructional assessment. The presentation will end with practical tips on how other academic and school libraries can start their own test banks—what to do and what not to do in order to improve their chance of obtaining a successful assessment.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 2:45 PM Sep 25th, 4:00 PM

The Core 4 Assessment Test Bank: One stop shopping for Information Literacy Assessment!

Room 1002

In Fall 2013, academic librarians at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) set out to develop their own instructional assessment test bank to evaluate library program effectiveness, improve the student learning experience and determine if library services were effectively developing information literacy skills in learners. Using the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000) adopted by ACRL in conjunction with their own information literacy plan, they focused on four critical competency areas: information access points, search tool selection, library website utilization, and classification schemes.

This panel presentation provides an overview of the challenges and successes they experienced in creating and implementing this instructional assessment. It will include a literature review on test banks, initial test bank results and how they used these results to improve the librarians’ instructional techniques as well as the test bank itself. The presentation will end with practical tips on how other academic and school libraries can start their own test banks—what to do and what not to do in order to improve their chance of obtaining a successful assessment.