Ensuring a level playing field: creating an information literacy exam for transfer students

Vonzell Yeager (University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA)
Anne E. Pemberton (University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Publication date: 14 August 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the steps taken by the library, English faculty and administrative stakeholders to create an information literacy exam for transfer students.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper outlines the need for the exam, the student learning outcomes assessed by the exam, the process by which test questions were created and the technology used to create and deliver the exam.

Findings

Experiences and suggestions relevant to developing an information literacy exam and a related website portal and tutorials are provided.

Originality/value

The report will have significant value to anyone considering implementing their own original information literacy exam and those seeking advice on test question creation and development.

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Citation

Yeager, V. and Pemberton, A. (2017), "Ensuring a level playing field: creating an information literacy exam for transfer students", Reference Services Review, Vol. 45 No. 3, pp. 454-471. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-10-2016-0077

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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