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Access the Needed Information, Use Information Ethically/Legally, & Evaluate Information - Langridge

ACRL Standard Advanced
Performance Level  3
Developing
Performance Level 2
Beginning
Performance Level  1
Access the Needed Information Student:
  • Searches and locates websites or journal articles using effective search techniques demonstrated.
  • Finds relevant and diverse information sources for assignment.
  • Identifies types of information (sources) that relate to concepts or answer research question/thesis.
Student:
  • Searches and locates websites or journal articles using simple search strategies demonstrated.
  • Finds information with partial relevance and quality for assignment.
  • Identifies types of information (sources) that partially relate to concepts or answer research question/thesis.
Student:
  • Accesses websites or journal articles randomly.
  • Does not apply new techniques demonstrated.
  • Retrieves information that lacks relevance and quality for assignment.
  • Does not identify types of information (sources) that relate to concepts or answer research question/thesis.
Evaluates Relevance Student:
  • Identifies  a scholarly journal article, book, or website.
  • Describes at least 3 of the specific characteristics of the scholarly article.
  • Explains the value of the characteristics.  
Student:
  • Identifies a scholarly journal article, book, or website. 
  • Describes 1-2 specific characteristics of the scholarly article.
Student:
  • Does not identify a scholarly journal article, book or a website or identifies inaccurately.
Evaluate Information and its Sources Critically Student:
  • Uses at least 3 of the points on the comprehensive list of evaluation criteria provided.
  • Provides a reasoned rationale for using information for a given context.
Student:
  • Uses a 1-2 points on the comprehensive evaluation criteria list provided.
  • Provides a limited or incomplete rationale for using information for a given context.
Student:
  • Does not apply the evaluation criteria provided.
  • Provides no rationale for selecting sources for analysis.