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Information Literacy at Otis: Learning Outcomes by Level

Foundation Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Somewhat effective in defining key research concepts and terms, although some coaching may be required. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds some appropriate sources. Uses at least 2 database articles and/or books and evaluates them satisfactorily according to CRAAP standards as evidenced through annotations for at least 2 sources. Begins to incorporate information into the paper/project and cites most sources with possibly some issues of unintentional plagiarism.
 

Sophomore Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Mostly effective in defining key research concepts and terms. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds good substantive sources. Uses at least 3 database articles and/or books and evaluates them well as evidenced through annotations using CRAAP standards for at least 3 sources. Synthesizes information into the paper/project and cites all sources. Includes a Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.

Junior Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Effective in defining key research concepts and terms. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds good substantive sources. Uses at least 4 database articles and/or books and evaluates them well as evidenced through annotations using CRAAP standards for at least 4 sources. Synthesizes information into the paper/project and cites all sources. Includes a Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.

Senior Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Effectively defines key research concepts and terms. Finds good substantive sources through the databases, interviews, and books in addition to reputable websites. Searches at least 2 different appropriate databases and uses a total of at least 6 good sources. Thoroughly evaluates 5 of them using CRAAP standards. Synthesizes all cited information coherently into the paper/project. Cites all sources and includes an Annotated Bibliography and Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.