We’ve finished usability testing of the Module 4: The Value of Information items with a diverse group of undergraduates at a variety of institutions.  Soon we’ll have a version of the module ready for field testing.  At that point, all four of the modules will be available for you to try out with your students.

We’re also preparing for our lunch-time presentation at the ARL Library Assessment Conference on Tuesday, November 1.  So I’ve been thinking a lot about how TATIL can be used to support many different kinds of assessment needs.  Because of accreditation, we all need assessments that can compare students at different institutions, compare students over time, and compare students’ performance to selected standards or locally defined outcomes.  We also know that in order for assessment results to improve teaching and learning, they need to be specific, immediate, and actionable.  It can be hard to find assessments that can be used in these multiple ways and we’ve paid a lot of attention to making sure that TATIL is versatile, just like SAILS.

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