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Information Literacy Program at Decker Library

A toolkit for MICA's Information Literacy Program

Do I need a rubric?

Yes! No! It really depends.

If you're teaching a class that meets more than once, it may be useful to build in a rubric to help assess performance. It's particularly helpful to work on the rubric with the faculty member teaching the course.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • What do the students really need to get out of this session?
  • How can I make that assessable?

Sample Rubrics

Sample Rubric from MPS Course Orientation

Accomplished

Developing

Insufficient

Research & Comprehension

Students complete worksheet with appropriate detail and examples.

Students are clearly able to articulate how the data is recorded, presented, and organized.

Students complete the worksheet and are able to articulate how the data is recorded, presented, and organized.

Students do not adequately articulate how the data is recorded, presented an organized on their worksheet.

Presentation

Students clearly articulate their findings to the group.

Students are able to assess the potential usefulness of research and data resources in their field.

Students are able to articulate their findings to the group.

Students are unable to articulate their findings to the group.

 

Sample Rubric from Modernism and After

 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • quickly evaluate information sources

  • work efficiently in a group dynamic

  • clearly present your research findings to your colleagues

 
 

Accomplished

Developing

Insufficient

Research & Comprehension

Clear understanding of the context of the movement is articulated. Key historical factors are highlighted. Appropriate article or book selected and all bibliographic information is correctly recorded.

 

Some understanding of the movement is articulated and/or some of the  bibliographic information is incorrect.

 

Students do not complete the worksheet.

Presentation (text)

Key points are highlighted in a concise and interesting manner. Images include citations. Students also include a complete bibliography.

Text is not clear/concise or engaging. Images do not include citations.

No bibliography is included. Text is copy and pasted but not cited.

Presentation (visual)

Interesting use of images. Visually pleasing slides that flow nicely with the pace of presentation.

Students use visual aids but they are disjointed or unclear. 

Students do not use images in their presentation. 

Teamwork

Students work together to evenly share labor and produce a final product that is collaborative and cohesive.

Students work together but do not evenly share the labor.

Not all students participate in the research and/or presentation.

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