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AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

 Information Literacy Skills

Prepared by the American Association of School Librarians and Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

STANDARD 1: THE STUDENT WHO IS INFORMATION LITERATE ACCESSES INFORMATION EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY.
Indicators:
*The student recognizes the need for information.
*The student recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making.
*The student formulates questions based on information needs.
*The student identifies a variety of potential sources of information.
*The student develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.


STANDARD 2: THE STUDENT WHO IS INFORMATION LITERATE EVALUATES INFORMATION CRITICALLY AND COMPETENTLY.
Indicators:
*The student determines accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness.
*The student distinguishes among fact, point of view, and opinion.
*The student identifies inaccurate and misleading information.
*The student selects information appropriate to the problem or question at hand.
 

STANDARD 3: THE STUDENT WHO IS INFORMATION LITERATE USES INFORMATION ACCURATELY AND CREATIVELY.
Indicators:
*The student organizes information for practical application.
*The student integrates new information into one's own knowledge.
*The student applies information in critical thinking and problem solving.
*The student produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats.

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