We are now ready to start cognitive interviews to get students' feedback about Module 3: Research & Scholarship. We are also starting to write items for our final module, Module 4: The Value of Information. That means we're more than half way through with test development. And we just keep getting more intrigued with the depth of the Framework the more we work with it.
One of the exciting things about the Framework is the way the writers identified the “dispositions” that constitute the affective facets of information literacy. From the beginning of brainstorming about a new IL test way back in spring 2014, we’ve known that we wanted to address dispositions, as well as knowledge, in any new instrument we created. We found a way to do that with scenario-based problem solving items. And we’ve continued to deepen our understanding of dispositions by searching the education literature.