Traditional information literacy instruction asks students to answer these questions of a random website:
Who does the site belong to?
Are they considered to be experts on the subject?
Is their argument or points made biased?
These can be intimidating questions to answer! To help you, educators have come up with two acronyms to help guide the process. While these are not enough, they can help you begin to form a valid assessment of an item.
From UC, San Diego, the CRAAP test:
- Timeliness of the information
- Importance of the information for your needs
- Source of the information
- Reliability, trurthfulness, and correctness of the content
- Reason the information exists