[library-media] When did that happen? Skills Assessment

Richard Huff richard.huff at nebo.edu
Wed Feb 4 10:24:04 MST 2009


On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 09:34:56 -0700
  "Fawn Morgan" <fmorgan at dsdmail.net> wrote:
> Hey, all,
> 
> You know that super bowl commercial with the Queen song 
>where the family sings "Mud on your face, big 
>disgrace...?"
> 
> Well, I have egg all over my face and look like a 
>doofus! For years I have been telling folks concerned or, 
>(in the case of my school) not concerned, about 
>information literacy skills that are included in UBSCT 
>and are tested as part of the pre-writing portion.  I 
>peeked at the booklet this week and found no trace of any 
>inquiry or reference questions in the Writing portion. 
> Now I am told that they haven't been there for a few 
>years.  Well, this is a really good argument for allowing 
>discretionary peeking!
> 
> Anyway, I know those assessments were in the first two 
>UBSCT tested years (yes, I peeked!).  When did they 
>disappear and why? Does anybody know?  What a sad day 
>that was for information literacy education in the state 
>and I didn't even know enough to mourn.
> 
> Tantrum over and out. :-)
>Fawn 
> Layton High

Part of the problem with the library curriculum is
that we have no influence or input at the state office
in the language arts core when their committees meet
to create their programs.  We have been seeing this
for many years.  Our influence needs to start with
our state specialist, an organized group of librarians
and some political power to get what we need.


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