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INFOhio Boot Camp August 8, 2012. Paula Baco, LMS, Trumbull Career and Technical Center Jennifer Schwelik, M.Ed., TRAILS Project Manager. What You Will Learn. Using TRAILS to improve instructional decisions Using TRAILS to assist in connecting the library to curriculum Creating your own plan.

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infohio boot camp august 8 2012

INFOhio Boot CampAugust 8, 2012

Paula Baco, LMS, Trumbull Career and Technical Center

Jennifer Schwelik, M.Ed., TRAILS Project Manager

what you will learn
What You Will Learn
  • Using TRAILS to improve instructional decisions
  • Using TRAILS to assist in connecting the library to curriculum
  • Creating your own plan
what is trails
What is TRAILS?
  • A tool to measure information literacy competencies
  • Standards-based assessments available for 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th grades
  • Freely available on the Web
  • Easy to administer; results immediately accessible
  • Student privacy assured
trails information literacy categories
TRAILS Information Literacy Categories
  • Develop topic
  • Identify potential sources
  • Develop, use, and revise search strategies
  • Evaluate sources and information
  • Recognize how to use information responsibly, ethically, and legally
determine objectives
Determine Objectives
  • What are some ways you could use the TRAILS data to assist with instructional decisions?
  • Demonstrate student learning and the role of the library in your school?
setting up your session1
Setting up your Session

To track scores (for pre/post testing, use class lists to fill in students’ names; copy; cut slips for students

benchmarks
Benchmarks
  • Benchmark data available for U.S. students, 2010-11:
  • Based on those taking General Assessment 1 for each assessment grade level
  • Overall information literacy benchmark, plus by each TRAILS category
analyzing the data
Analyzing the Data
  • Samples of 9th grade TRAILS data:
    • What does the data suggest?
    • How would you use data from two different assessments given in one year?
using the data
Using the Data

♦ Presented results at staff meeting prior to reviewing INFOhio and other available databases and research resources

♦ Revised keyword searching lesson for seniors prior to senior project research

♦ Revised web evaluation lesson

♦ Worked with three program teachers to develop pathfinder on wiki for student projects

trails wiki
TRAILS Wiki

http://trails-informationliteracy.wikispaces.com

trails use to date
TRAILS Use to Date

TRAILS has:

15,383 registered users in all 50 states, plus in over 100 countries

44,252 sessions have been delivered to 814,432 students.

In Ohio:

1,768 registered users; 7,813 sessions; 137,805 students.

new to trails september 2012
New to TRAILSSeptember 2012
  • TRAILS items aligned with Common Core Standards
  • TRAILS 3 Items with graphic elements
  • TRAILS 12 and Transitioning to College connections
establishing validity and reliability
Establishing Validity and Reliability
  • TRAILS is undertaking work to establish that each of the grade-level assessments (3, 6, 9, 12) are reliably measuring what is intended.
  • 2 year project
  • Volunteers needed at several stages
  • Watch green box on TRAILS site for call for volunteers
explore session practice using trails
Explore Session Practice using TRAILS
  • Create a TRAILS account.
  • Explore the available tests.
  • Explore the wiki and lesson plans.
  • Develop ideas for how to use TRAILS this school year (or increase use):
    • Make a plan that includes: who to test; which assessments to use (full, pre/post, categories); how to use data; target audience for results.
  • Use the Information Literacy Group in the KBC and/or join the wiki to continue sharing ideas.
paula baco@neomin org @pabaco1 http www trails 9 org
paula.baco@neomin.org

@pabaco1

http://www.trails-9.org

Questions?