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RE-04-10-0045-10

Syracuse University
Fiscal Year: 
2010
Award: 
$280,550.00
City: 
Syracuse
State: 
NY
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
Research in Early Careers Development

In this Early Career Development project, Megan Oakleaf, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, will conduct research on assessing student learning and will develop a standards-based rubric that will measure the information literacy skills of college students. Rubrics are tools that promote valid and reliable scores and offer descriptive results data. For academic librarians, rubrics communicate agreed-upon learning values, focus on standards, and align with current educational theory. Rubrics tell students what they need to learn, provide direct feedback and facilitate self-evaluation.