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SAILS, developed by Project SAILS out of Kent State University via a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and endorsed by the Association of Research Libraries.

Link to information about the assessment https://www.projectsails.org/sails/aboutSAILS.php?page=aboutSAILS


From the Project SAILS web site: Project SAILS began in 2001 with the goal of developing a standardized test of information literacy skills that would allow libraries to document skill levels for groups of students and to pinpoint areas for improvement.  To make Project SAILS a success, we brought together a team of experts in librarianship, test design and measurement, data analysis, and programming. A three-year research and development phase involving more than 80 higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada culminated in 2006 in the production version of the SAILS test.


Purpose: To develop an instrument for programmatic level assessment of information literacy skills that is valid and thus credible to university administrators and other academic personnel.  Results are presented at the program, rather than the individual, level.


Pricing:  $3 per student up to a cap of $2000 per administration.


Format: Typically consists of 45 multiple choice questions randomly drawn from a bank of items.  Most students require 35 minutes to complete the general test.  There are print and web-delivered versions available.

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