Information Literacy Skills


Uses technology to safely communicate with others, recognizing the impact on digital footprints. Selects fromnumerous digital communication tools and platforms to meet personal and professional goals, adapting to evolvingtechnology as needed.

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Compares Online Search Results with Objectives: Solves problems by identifying the type of information needed and by describing how it will help to accomplish goals.
Optimizes Online Search Strategies: Uses effective search strategies to find information online that will help to achieve goals.
Assesses Reliability of Search Results: Locates reliable online sources of information by evaluating and comparing multiple sources.
Demonstrates Expanded Topic Knowledge: Uses online information to expand content knowledge, makes claims that are supported with evidence, or creates a unique artifact.
Complies with Intellectual Property Controls: Shows a respect for intellectual property by accurately citing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and obeying copyright law.
Shares Online Content Appropriately: Shares online information or novel creations demonstrating comprehension of the purpose, audience, and potential impact of what is being shared.


Level 1: Identifies a problem and selects from explicitly provided online sources of information that could be used to solve it. (IL 4.1.1)
Level 2: Identifies a problem to be solved, draws upon existing knowledge to select the online sources of information needed, and outlines the steps to reach the goal. (IL 4.1.2)
Level 3: Identifies a problem to be solved, selects information from awide variety of online sources, and establishes an organized approach to reaching goals, reflecting upon the process and making adjustments asnecessary. (IL 4.1.3)
Level 1: Follows explicit directions to complete a search for information relevant to goals. (IL 4.2.1)
Level 2: Uses basic search strategies with increasing independence toc omplete a search for information relevant to goals. (IL 4.2.2)
Level 3: Uses advanced search strategies to find information relevant to goals. (IL 4.2.3)
Level 1: Describes the qualities of reliable online information and identifies these qualities in information found or provided, seeking assistance as needed. (IL 4.3.1)
Level 2: Describes the qualities of reliable and unreliable online information, discriminating between sources with increasing independence. (IL 4.3.2)
Level 3: Assesses the reliability of a wide variety of online information sources, using multiple points of reference to assess the reliability of anygiven piece of information. (IL 4.3.3)
Level 1: Describes how at least one piece of information found online expands understanding of a topic, helps make a claim that is supported with evidence, or aids in the creation of a unique artifact. (IL 4.4.1)
Level 2: Employs two to three pieces of information found online to expand content knowledge, make a claim that is supported with evidence, or create a unique artifact. (IL 4.4.2)
Level 3: Employs several pieces of information they have found online,drawing from a variety of sources to expand their understanding of a topic, make a claim that is supported with evidence, or create a uniqueartifact. (IL 4.4.3)
Level 1: Identifies the owner of a piece of information found online. (IL 4.5.1)
Level 2: Identifies and gives credit to the owner of a piece of information found online. (IL 4.5.2)
Level 3: Identifies and gives credit for a piece of information found online, in addition to modifying or repurposing it (where licensing allows). (IL 4.5.3)
Level 1: Explains the potential impact of digitally sharing a predefined piece of information with a predefined audience. (IL 4.6.1)
Level 2: Digitally shares a piece of information or novel creation with a predefined or self-defined audience, using cause and effect to predict the potential impact of what is being shared. (IL 4.6.2)
Level 3: Identifies potential digital audiences for a piece of information or novel creation, demonstrating the ability to limit with whom the information or creation is shared. (IL 4.6.3)


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