In this section of the wiki there are various tools and tips for gathering evidence of student learning and for reporting the results.


A Day in the Life of a School Librarian

AASL Advocacy Toolkits

Libraries Transform: Because... (includes video)

Make an Impact (wiki)

School Board Presentation: Librarians Integral to Student Achievement

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians


Authentic Assessment Toolbox "a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning."
Champlin, C., Loertscher, D. V., and Miller, N. A.S. Sharing the Evidence: Library Media Center Assessment Tools and Resources
Intel Education Assessing Projects: Using Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning (for 21st Century Skills).
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Assessment & Rubric Information

Sticky Notes as Formative Assessment for Information Literacy Instruction: Coding Student Responses

Student Self-Assessment and Reflection (wiki)

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills


New York City School Library System, "Information Fluency Continuum: Benchmark Skills for Grades K-12 Assessments."
"Benchmarks and reproducible assessments based on Barbara Stripling's inquiry model."

Brainstorming (free brainstorming tool for elementary)
K-W-H-L Chart (Print Friendly Version)

Collaborative Panning Forms

Collaboration Log/Checklist (to track collaborative planning)
Collaboration Toolkit (NCDPI) Collaborative Planning Organizer
Collaborative Planning Worksheet NoodleTools Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit: Assessment

Graphic organizers

EdHelper Graphic Organizers
Education Place Graphic Organizers.
Freeology: Grahpic Oraganizers
The Graphic Organizer
Judi Moreillon (extensive sets of grahpic organizers related to her books):
Reading Rockets Inquiry Chart

Journals and Learning logs


Authentic Assessment Toolbox: Porfolios
Creating Student e-Portfolios with Google Sites
Voice Thread As a Digital Portfolio

Program and SL Performance Evaluation

A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation (AASL) - workbook and rubric.

School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) Rubric New York State Education Department (NYSED)
"NYSED has developed a self-assessment assess the Library Media Program across 25 different "Essential Elements." The School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) rubric is recommended for use to create Library Media Program self-assessments that include qualitative and quantitative evidence and aid in development of action plans for program improvements that strive to...improve student achievement."

Rubrics and Checklists

Project Based Learning Checklists
Rubric Machine: A Collaborative Rubric Toolkit (Landmark Project)
Roobrix Rubric Converter
Rubrics for Assessment University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Education (includes rubrics for primary grades and Web 2.0 tools).
Rubrics for Teachers The Educators’ Network. 2000-2006.
Rubrics Library. Teacher Vision

Student self-assessment/reflection

Assessment and Metacognition: Blogging Research Reflections (Buffy Hamilton)
Empowering Students Through Reflection and Feedback (wiki with links to resources and downloadables)
NCCA Key Skills Student Reflection Sheet
(10-page document with question prompts for information processing; cirtical and creative thinking; communicating; working with others; personal effectiveness)
School Library Impact Measure (Rutgers University CiSSL) "A Toolkit and Handbook For Tracking and Assessing Student Learning Outcomes Of Guided Inquiry Through The School Library."
The Reflective Student: A Taxonomy of Reflection, Part 2 (Peter Pappas). Example question prompts for each level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.
Self-Assessment Empowers Learners! (wiki).
(Created by Dr. Violet Harada for a session at 2011 AASL Conference. The wiki includes her presentation, lesson plans, and sample assessments)
Student Reflection – Ticket Out the Door

Software/Online Tools

Milller, N.. Impact: Documenting the LMC Program for Accountability
Rubicon Atlas Curriculum Mapping
TRAILS: Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (versions for grades 3, 6, 9, 12; free)

Reporting Evidence

Allen, Janet. GHS Media Center Monthly Report.

Annual Report (National Library of New Zealand-Services to Schools) Information on content, presentation, an example, and a template

Byrne, Richard. Create an Interactive Summary of the School Year

Collection of reports (gathered by Fran Bullington):
Ekstrom, Rebecca. Visibility Works! (Library Animoto Videos from 2011-2012). Quarterly reports about a middle school library's activities for advocacy to demonstrate impact.

Hamilton, B. Midyear Media Center Report, Fall 2015.

Hamilton, B. The Unquiet Library: Monthly and Annual Reports
Johnson, D. How will you demonstrate that the library media program is having a positive impact on student achievement in the school?
Kachel, D. E. (2012, May-June). The annual report as an advocacy tool. School Library Monthly, XXVIII(8), 27-9. (This issue includes a summary chart entitled The Annual Report Guide).
La Garde, Jennifer. School Library Annual Reports: Connecting the Dots Between Your Library and Student Learning. Why you should do reports and an Edcanvas collection of links to sample reports.

Library Annual Report (Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School Library)

New Hanover High School Monthly Report

School Library Websites: Annual Reports
SCASL Snapshot Day: Planning Your Snapshot Day. "We ask that each school librarian choose a day in the month of April, National School Library Month, to collect data, anecdotes, testimonials, and photographs to submit to the SCASL Advocacy Committee."
Sweetnam, L. (SC). Getting the Word Out. Includes a variety of strategies and example of a Piktochart infographic annual report.
Valenza, J. STHS Library Report

Additional Resources

Harvey, C. Collecting the Data: Templates and Resources for the School Library Media Specialist (Website with strategies and tools for collaboration, program perception, collection development and reading ; based on Information Power 2)
Holmes, G. Tools to Gather and Analyze Information!
HPR*TEC Note Star. Teachers can set up and monitor projects; students have tools for working in groups, note-taking, tracking sources, creating bibliograhies.

Moreillion, J. Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Best Practice

Ontario School Library Association. (2003). The teacher librarian's toolkit for evidence-based practice.
School Libraries - Self Evaluation Tools (a variety of tools from the UK including student self-assessment tools and a curriculum planning checksheet; permission provided to adapt)
The Teacher Librarian's Toolkit for Evidence-Based Practice (highly recommended)
Valenza, J. K. (2004). Power tools recharged: 125 essential forms and presentations for your school library information program leaflets. Chicago: American Library Association. Based on Information Power but the reproducible forms and handouts can be adapted. CD included