In NECC’s third year of institution-level assessment, The HOAP (Help for Outcomes Assessment Plans) Committee, comprised of faculty and administrators, chose to assess Information Literacy. The method chosen was to collect student research projects prepared in response to classroom assignments, products which would subsequently be graded by the instructors. AAC&U’s Information Literacy VALUE rubric was selected for product evaluation because with little modification, it aligned with the Information Literacy criteria defined by our Core Academic Skills committee.
The students whose products were collected in the spring of 2012 were those who had earned between 45 – 59 credit hours at NECC, exclusive of developmental coursework, prior to the beginning of the spring 2012 term. Seven raters were recruited; three were library administrative staff persons, and four were faculty members. Results are summarized in the Report on Year III Institutional Level Assessment: Information Literacy Spring 2012.