Thursday, August 16, 2018

Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL)

The Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL) has been released. It has four "modules" (tests) that "can be completed in 50 minutes or less" using internet-connected computers. Each "module" is "inspired by one or more of the frames of the ACRL IL Framework." The modules are Evaluating Process & Authority (“Information Creation as a Process” and “Authority is Constructed and Contextual”); Strategic Searching (“Searching as Strategic Exploration”); Research & Scholarship (“Research as Inquiry” and “Scholarship as a Conversation”); The Value of Information (“Information Has Value”). There is a brochure with a list of the outcomes, performance indicators, and dispositions that each test aims to assess. The tests are priced: you pay per-student, and there are various options for results' reporting.
TATIL was developed with the aid of an advisory board of librarians etc., and they have been working on it for several years.
Photo by Sheila Webber: a London garden, July 2018

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