Information Literacy Skill
Basic Proficient Exemplary
Standard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
Selecting keywords/topics from an assignment
Able to identify at least one successful keyword to use in broad topic searching
Able to identify keywords and topics without teacher assistance
Able to use synonyms and alternative forms of the keyword/topic in searching
Uses results of search to determine if more information is needed
Able to broaden or narrow search based on inital results
Refines search topic based on information collected
Understands research process
Follows basic research steps with teacher direction
Understands the steps in a research model
Moves back and forth within the research model as needed, understanding that the research process is not linear
Understands the difference between subject and keyword searches
Uses subject and keyword searches as needed to obtain resources
Able to use expanded search function in the OPAC to combine search elements
HSPLS OPAC usage
Able to access HSPLS online and perform simple title search, and determining where copies are held.
.... perform subject, author and title searches, how to request book if it is not at local branch
....recognizes and uses other features of HSPLS, such as newspaper index
Uses resources beyond encyclopedia and dictionary
Able to locate basic indexed topics in an almanac, atlas, or magazine index
Able to use "see" and "see also" type of prompts to locate additional information in resources
Seeks out specialized reference sources, such as environmental almanacs...
Uses electronic resources
Able to search by topic or keyword in CD sources, and by category in internet search engines.
Able to search for specific forms of information in CD sources, such as pictures or videos. Uses both category and keyword searches on the internet.
Seeks out special features of electronic resources. Able to use specific keywords to narrow an internet search.
Standard 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and creatively.
Recognize sources for current information
- Able to identify and use a magazine index
- Identifies newspapers as best place for local current info
-Uses magazine and newspaper indexes for information needs even when not required by the assignment
- Uses magazine and newspaper indexes for personal information needs
Compare sources of information
Use two sources to gather information on a topic
Use two or more sources and recognize the differences in the way information is presented
Understand than different sources report/use information in different ways, routinely use more than one source
Distinguish between fact and opinion
Exposed to definitions of fact and opinion
Can identify simple statements of fact and opinion
Able to make own determination of factual or opinionated statements
Extract main ideas
Identify facts from non-print sources such as videos
Identify ideas/themes from non-print sources
Identify opinions or biases from non-print sources
Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
Uses organizer with direction from teacher
Uses organizer without direct instruction
Able to use a variety of organizer formats
Formats for presentation
Uses at least one multimedia format for presentation of information (Slideshow or hypercard)
Easily uses multimedia formats, and includes graphics and/or sound
Creatively uses various formats, routinely exceeding assignment expectations
Understands purpose and organization of a rubric
Able to suggest criteria for inclusion in a rubric
Can create simple rubrics for performance tasks
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