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Information Literacy Assessment Pilot: Choosing a Module

Information about the Information Literacy Assessment Pilot

Which Module to Choose?

While there are four different modules for the TATIL test, instructors are only being asked to volunteer for one. Even so, instructors are more than welcome to participate in as many modules as they want.

Each TATIL module is of equal importance to information literacy assessment and tests a myriad of skill involving such areas as ethics, research techniques, and critical thinking. Some factors for choosing which module is best for you may include: 

  • When in the semester you would like your students to take the assessment.
  • The program level outcomes of your discipline.
  • Supplemental data for Learning Day.
  • Relatable class assignments or projects.
  • The option to use the TATIL as an extra credit incentive.
  • Annual evaluation goals and professional development opportunities. 



For more information about the TATIL modules, visit:


For quick reference, below are the test descriptions listed on the TATIL website.

Evaluating Process & Authority
Frames assessed: Information Creation as Process and Authority is Constructed

Outcomes tested:

  1. Recognize the indicators that reveal the process used to create a source.
  2. Understand that authority is subjective based on context and information need.
  3. Use indicators to judge the authority of a source.
  4. Apply knowledge of authority to analyze others’ claims and to support one’s own claims


Strategic Searching
Frame assessed: Searching as Strategic Exploration

Outcomes tested:

  1. Plan, conduct, evaluate, and revise searches to achieve relevant results.
  2. Compare and contrast a range of search tools.


Research & Scholarship
Frames assessed: Research as Inquiry and Scholarship as a Conversation

Outcomes tested:

  1. Understand the process of scholarly communication and knowledge building.
  2. Understand stages of the research process.


The Value of Information
Frame assessed: Information has value

Outcomes tested:

  1. Recognize the rights and responsibilities of information creation.
  2. Recognize social, legal, and economic factors affecting access to information.