I presented a session at LOEX Fall Focus on Friday, November 13, about our analysis of the Framework and our work on creating dispositional items along with knowledge items for each of our modules. I was honored to get to represent the efforts of our Advisory Board members and consultants, some of whom have been working on the test for more than a year and a half already.
We got a great crowd at my session, including librarians who were new to the Framework as well as people like Merinda Hensley, Sharon Mader, and Lisa Hinchliffe, who’ve been thinking about IL standards, frames, and concepts for a long time. It was great to hear from librarians who are interested in trying out our test. I also was energized by feedback I received from several librarians who felt that we were contributing useful ideas to the larger discussion about assessing IL through the analysis we’ve done to develop outcomes, performance indicators, and situational disposition item scenarios that are inspired by the Framework.
The image below is a link to the pdf of my presentation slides. Please email me if you’d like any additional information about what I discussed.
After my session, I had the pleasure of chatting with a few colleagues who asked critical questions, offered constructive observations, and generally got me excited to get back to writing new items and refining our outcomes. Because I was so involved in the discussion, I missed the second breakout session. But the following are my reflections on all the other sessions I got to attend.
It was a wonderful conference! Thank you, Brad Seitz, Teague Orblych, Bill Marino, and Ben Oberdick, and all of the other conference volunteers, for making it a fantastic event.