The ILAS-ED: A Standards-Based Instrument for Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Levels
Penny Beile, University of Central Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Few constituencies exist where it is more important to produce information literate individuals than teacher candidates, yet rarely is it suggested that practitioners newly entering the field are adequately prepared to teach and model information literacy to their students. As a result, information literacy has been established as a key outcome by a number of teacher education accrediting bodies and professional associations. Corollary to this initiative is the effort to develop valid instruments that assess information literacy skills of teacher candidates. This paper describes the development and validation of the Information Literacy Assessment Scale in Education (ILAS-ED). This instrument can be used to inform curricular and instructional decisions and to provide evidence of institutional effectiveness for program reviews.
Beile, P. (2007). The ILAS-ED: A Standards-Based Instrument for Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Levels. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1250-1256). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).