First Advisor

Arthur C Heinricher

Second Advisor

Christine Drew

Sponsors

Gordon Library

Date

2011

Abstract

This project analyzes the results of an assessment, which the Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute deployed, to evaluate baseline information literacy skills among first-year students. The results showed that only 40% of entering students scored above 70% on the test, with the best performance on questions related to the ethical use of information and the worst performance on questions related to search strategies. A new version of the assessment was developed and tested and will be used in the future.

Keywords

Gordon Library; Interactive Qualifying Project

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

IQP

Format

application/pdf

Type

Text

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