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RAILS Training Materials

Norming Session for Participating Institutions
Rubric Training Session at Assessment Immersion
Preparing Artifacts for Scoring

Recommended Reading
Arter, Judith, and Jan Chappuis. Creating and Recognizing Quality Rubrics. Educational Testing Service, 2006.
Oakleaf, Megan.  "Are They Learning?  Are We?  Learning and the Academic Library."  Library Quarterly.  81(1).  2011. Link
Oakleaf, Megan. "Dangers and Opportunities: A Conceptual Map of Information Literacy Assessment Tools." portal: Libraries and the Academy. 8(3). 2008. Link
Oakleaf, Megan. "The Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Cycle: A Guide for Increasing Student Learning and Improving Librarian Instructional Skills."  Journal of Documentation.  65(4). 2009. Link
Oakleaf, Megan. "Using Rubrics to Assess Information Literacy: An Examination of Methodology and Interrater Reliability."  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.  60(5). 2009. Link
Oakleaf, Megan.  "Using Rubrics to Collect Evidence for Decision-Making: What do Librarians Need to Learn?" Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 2(3). 2007. Link
Oakleaf, Megan.  "Writing Rubrics Right: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Rubric Assessment".  Association of College and Research Libraries 14th National Conference.  Seattle, Washington.  2009. Link

Oakleaf, Megan and Lisa Hinchliffe. "Assessment Cycle or Circular File: Do Academic Librarians Use Information Literacy Assessment Data?" Proceedings of the Library Assessment Conference. Seattle, WA: Association of Research Libraries. 2008. Link

Oakleaf, Megan, Millet, Michelle S., and Leah Kraus.  "All Together Now:  Getting Faculty, Administrators, and Staff Engaged in Information Literacy Assessment."  portal: Libraries and the Academy.  11(3).  2011. Link

Stephens, Dannelle D., and Antonia Levi. Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning. Sterling, Virginia.: Stylus, 2005.

Relevant Standards
AAC&U Essential Learning Outcomes 
AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
CAS Standards for Higher Education
Common Core State “College and Career Readiness” Standards 
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students
NCTE 21st Century Literacies and Curriculum Framework
New Leadership Alliance - Committing to Quality
Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Higher Education Assessment Initiatives

Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes
Common Core State Standards Initiative
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning & Accountability
University and College Accountability Network
Valid Assessment of f Learning in Undergraduate Education
Voluntary Framework for Accountability
Voluntary System of Accountability
Lumina Foundation