Project RAILS: Lessons learned about rubric assessment of information literacy skills

Jackie Belanger, Ning Zou, Jenny Rushing Mills, Claire Holmes, Megan Oakleaf

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Rubric assessment of information literacy is an important tool for librarians seeking to show evidence of student learning. The authors, who collaborated on the Rubric Assessment of Informational Literacy Skills (RAILS) research project, draw from their shared experience to present practical recommendations for implementing rubric assessment in a variety of institutional contexts. These recommendations focus on four areas: (1) building successful collaborative relationships, (2) developing assignments, (3) creating and using rubrics, and (4) using assessment results to improve instruction and assessment practices. Recommendations are discussed in detail and include institutional examples of emerging practices that can be adapted for local use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-644
Number of pages22
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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