Information Literacy Rubric (Graduate)

Information Literacy Rubric Constructed by the Graduate Council

Document Conventions Appropriateness of Sources Evaluating Sources* Integrating Sources*
4
(Advanced)
Documents citations and sources in text and bibliography with no errors All sources are relevant, credible and appropriate with an emphasis on primary sources Demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the contemporary literature including credible critique Exceptional synthesis of previous research integrated with original ideas and research
3
(Competent)
Documents citations and sources in text and bibliography with minimal errors All sources are relevant, credible and appropriate but may not all be primary sources Demonstrates a clear understanding of the materials’ criteria for inclusion: authority, timeliness, and accuracy Synthesizes information with a clear sense of purpose
2
(Emerging)
Few errors with citation format in text and bibliography Most of the sources are relevant, credible, and appropriate but excessive reliance on secondary sources and may lack some in-text citations Demonstrates an adequate presentation of the information but lacking consistent evaluation Adequately synthesizes information but conclusions or interpretations may seem obvious or disconnected
1
(Beginning)
Incorrect use of required citation format in text and bibliography

Note: Any evidence of
plagiarism
automatically drops
the score for this
column to a 0

Many sources are lacking and others are neither relevant nor credible Reflects an attempt to examine the information but contains logical gaps in the evaluation Exhibits problems in synthesizing information

* This column is used to simultaneously assess critical thinking

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