Show simple item record Graham, Rumi Y. Eva, Nicole Cowan, Sandra A. 2018-07-09T17:27:52Z 2018-07-09T17:27:52Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Graham, R. Y., Eva, N., & Cowan, S. A. (2018). SAILS, take 2: an exploration of the "Build your own test" standardized IL testing option for Canadian institutions. Communications in Information Literacy, 12(1), 19-35. Retrieved from en_US
dc.description Open access en_US
dc.description.abstract Several standardized and validated information literacy (IL) tests have been developed for use in U.S. post-secondary contexts, but fewer choices exist for schools outside of the U.S. In an earlier study (Cowan, Graham, & Eva, 2016) the authors explored IL testing at a Canadian university using the international version of the SAILS Cohort test. This article describes a second study that used the Build Your Own Test (BYOT)—a customizable version of the SAILS Individual Scores test—to evaluate undergraduate students’ IL learning. Pros and cons of using the Cohort and BYOT versions of SAILS are discussed, with the aim of providing guidance for other schools interested in pursuing such testing. The authors found the BYOT allowed them to better gauge the extent to which individual students’ IL ability levels changed over the course of one term. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Communications in Information Literacy en_US
dc.subject Information literacy en_US
dc.subject Standardized tests en_US
dc.subject SAILS en_US
dc.subject Canadian institutions en_US
dc.subject Liberal education en_US
dc.subject Undergraduate students en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Humanistic
dc.subject.lcsh Undergraduates
dc.subject.lcsh Information literacy--Ability testing
dc.subject.lcsh Information literacy--Study and teaching (Higher)--Evaluation
dc.title SAILS, take 2: an exploration of the "Build your own test" standardized IL testing option for Canadian institutions en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Library en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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