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Assessment Project Snapshot

Topic:   Education majors use Danielson's Four Domains of Professional Practice as a framework for their lesson plans.

Inquiry Question:   How do education majors apply standard 3 of the ACRL information literacy standards to meet Domain 1 of Danielson's Four Domains of Professional Practice in the creation of their lesson plans?

Outcome:   Education students apply information literacy skills and Danielson's Domains of Professional Practice in order to create pedagogically sound lesson plans.


Meet our team!

Elizabeth Young Miller
Head of Readers' Services and Team Leader

Louise Hyder-Darlington
Access Services Librarian

Linda Macaulay
Instructional Technologist

Juan Toro
Associate Professor of Education


Project Overview

We propose using Education students’ e-portfolios to link student success and the library.  Our plan is to assess senior e-portfolios to determine how students are employing information literacy (IL) practices.  We will map domain 1 of Danielson's Four Domains of Professional Practice with ACRL information literacy standards 3.  Using a rubric, our team will search for evidence of information literacy skills in lesson plans.  We will begin with a current rubric used by first-year seminar professors, but also measure more specific performance indicators and outcomes.  After examining publicly available e-portfolios of Etown education graduates for evidence of research and trends, we will follow up with current seniors using Survey Monkey to see which library resources students have utilized and which IL practices they have adopted.

Our goals of this action research include both improving library instruction and providing evidence of the library’s impact to the College.



This project is part of the program "Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success" which is undertaken by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in partnership with the Association of Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.  The program, a cornerstone of ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries initiative, is made possible by the Institute of Musuem and Library Services.


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