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Snapshots of Reality is a pragmatic publication for tutorial librarians. The chapters during this quantity think that classroom-based overview doesn't need to remove from necessary guideline time, nor does it need to be a few overwhelmingly advanced job. Formative tests are "bite-sized" exams that support the librarian get a photograph of the scholars' point of realizing on the subject of the educational target(s). those mini-assessments are typically studying instruments themselves and will be assessed fast adequate that the librarian can alter his or her instructing instant to fulfill the quick wishes in their novices. This very functional booklet explores the difference of formative evaluation thought into whatever that works for the library one-shot and extra complicated instructor-librarian collaborations. it is usually forty eight quick (Formative overview photo procedure) principles and a guided making plans template to assist librarians seamlessly carry formative review into the library classroom.

This publication is acceptable for every type of educational libraries, institution libraries with robust details literacy courses, and library and data college collections.

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26 Their treatment of CATs is superficial, simply saying that CATs have the advantage of being easy to administer but do not adequately measure student learning. Alarmingly, there is a trend to outright misuse the term “formative assessment” in the library literature in ways that cannot be found elsewhere. ”27 Merz and Mark and Colborn and Cordell associate formative assessment with “affective assessment,” or assessment of student attitudes rather than student learning. ”29 Other than Gustavson, who cites Colborn and Cordell as well as Tancheva, Andrews, and Steinhart, none of these articles provide a citation for their incorrect definitions of formative assessment nor do any talk about adapting instruction on the spot based on assessments.

Grassian and Kaplowitz, Information Literacy Instruction. Dahl, “Scenario-Based Active Learning”; Mary J. Snyder Broussard, “Secret Agents in the Library: Integrating Virtual and Physical Games in a Small Academic Library,” College & Undergraduate Libraries 17, no. 1 (January 2010): 20–30; Alison S. Gregory and Mary J. Snyder Broussard, “Unraveling the ‘Mystery’ of the Library: A ‘Big Games’ Approach 40 Snapshots of Reality 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93.

However, as a whole, librarians are not using these tools as effectively as possible. Many of the examples provided here require some assumptions to count them as formative assessment, or they are low-level formative assessment. Clearly, many good library instructors are not aware of the principles of formative assessment. With the suggestions in the following chapters, we can learn from the education literature, do formative assessment more intentionally, and become better teachers. NOTES 1. 2.

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