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Information Literacy Program: Assessment

Project SAILS Information Literacy Assessment

The University Libraries at all Johnson & Wales campuses have been utilizing the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy (SAILS) test to benchmark student information seeking skills. Reports are available for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 academic years. 

SAILS is based on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Results obtained from the SAILS test allow librarians and administrators to reliably determine students' information literacy skills and enhance information literacy instruction throughout the curriculum. JWU is administering Standardized Information Literacy Assessment (SAILS) as part of its commitment to evidence-based learning. 

Annual SAILS testing begins in the spring term.

Students access the test through ulearn course sites that have been designated SAILS assessment courses.  The test can be accessed from any computer on or off campus and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

A thank you page is generated at the end of the test which can be given to faculty for proof of completion.

For more information contact Kelly Faulkner, Instruction Librarian.

kfaulkner@jwu.edu

SAILS Reports

Reports show information literacy knowledge at the cohort level by skill set, major, and class standing; and compare Johnson & Wales Libraries’ scores with that of peer institutions.