CWSLO_Rubric_Information Literacy & Technology

Rubric for College-Wide Student Learning Outcome
Information Literacy & Technology
November 2012
Locate/identify information
needed for a task
(assignment/ project)
Evaluate the usefulness,
relevance, or validity of
Apply gathered information
effectively to accomplish a
Organize and communicate
information in a meaningful
way using a communication
medium and media that
addresses a task/ assignment
(e.g., web or PowerPoint).
Uses information effectively,
ethically, and legally.
Student is not able to use
technologies to access/identify
Student is able to access
some information using
technology (e.g., online
search engines).
Student is able to access/identify
appropriate and multiple types of
information from multiple sources
(e.g., library catalogs/databases,
online search engines).
Student is able to access/ identify
appropriate and multiple types and
sources of information that reflect
different perspectives relevant to the task
(e.g., online library catalogs/databases,
online search engines, social media
sites, data sources).
Student is unable to determine
if the information satisfies a
specific task/assignment need.
Student accepts
information without
question (e.g., quotes
sources without
Student articulates and/or applies
basic evaluation criteria to
information and sources.
Determines if original information
need has been satisfied or if
additional information is needed.
Student clearly articulates and evaluates
information and sources (e.g.,
differentiates between and uses primary
and secondary sources). Recognizes
applicability of information to other areas/
Student is unable to apply
information gathered for a
specific purpose.
Student is able to apply
basic pieces of information
to a task and apply them in
the manner they were
originally presented.
Student is able to link prior and
new information from multiple
sources together and apply it in
ways relevant to specified tasks.
Student is unable to organize
and communicate information
in a basic way.
Student shows basic
understanding of how to
record and manage
information and sources.
Considers at least one
communication technology.
Student demonstrates
organizational skills in managing
information from multiple sources
and is able to use the appropriate
technology for communicating this
Student uses information in
a way that aligns with
institutional policies, and
legal regulations. Sources
are acknowledged
Student uses information in
compliance with institutional
policies, and/or legal regulations
related to the use of that
information. Demonstrates some
understanding of how context is
important when using sources and
references these sources.
Student does not recognize the
social and ethical implications
of the technological application,
does not apply institutional
politics (or abide by legal
regulation), and/or does not
reference the source of
Able to fully integrate information from a
numerous sources in unique, contextual,
and defensible ways while performing a
variety of specified tasks. This includes
using new and prior information to
support a purposes
Student accurately and efficiently
manages information and sources. The
student chooses a communication
medium using a range of information
technology applications and formats that
best support a project’s or task’s
Student demonstrates a thorough
understanding of the established
institutional policies and/or legal
regulations (such as understanding
intellectual property, copyrights) related
to the use of specific information.
Respects the context and integrity of
sources of information by including