I Determined My Information Needs
Someone else defined the topic and the
information I needed.
Someone else defined the topic. I could
identify, with help,
some of the information I needed.
I determined the topic and identified the
information I need.
I determined a manageable topic and identified
the kinds of
information I needed to support it.
I Developed a Search Strategy
Someone else selected the resources I needed and
showed me how
to find the information.
Someone also developed my plan and timeline.
I didn't know what to record.
I selected resources but they weren't always
I had an incomplete plan and a timeline, and
stick to them.
I had to go back to my resources to find
I couldn't find an adequate variety of information
I used a variety of information strategies and
I had a complete plan and stayed on my timeline.
I usually recorded bibliographic information as I found it.
I always selected appropriate strategies and
I had a complete plan and was able to adjust my
timeline when needed.
I always recorded bibliographic information for
all my sources as I found them.
I Located and Accessed Information Sources
I didn't understand how to find and use
I couldn't find or use a variety of information
I was able to find and use a variety of information
I was comfortable finding and using a large
variety of information
I Assessed and Comprehended Information
Someone else helped me get the facts I needed
I had no way to determine what information to
keep and what
I could extract details and concepts from a few
types of information
I sometimes applied appropriate criteria to
decide which information
I extracted details and concepts from many
types of resources.
I examined my information and applied criteria to
I extracted details and concepts from all types
I effectively applied criteria to decide what
I Interpreted and Organized Information
I needed help to find which resources to use. I
how to use facts.
I had trouble processing and organizing
I needed to be reminded to credit sources.
I used the minimum sources assigned. I just
listed the facts.
I was able to organize information and put it into an outline.
I credited sources appropriately some of the time.
I created and improved my product by using a
variety of resources
from school and the Internet.
I organized information in different ways.
I credited sources appropriately most of the time.
I compared/contrasted facts from a variety of
both in and out of my community. I used various media for products and
I organized information to best meet my
I always credited sources appropriately.
I Communicated the Information
I wasn't sure what actions to take based on my
My product was incomplete. I didn't revise.
I knew what to do with the information I find.
I completed my product, but needed help
I acted based on the information I had
to my needs.
I completed, practiced and revised my product.
I acted independently on the relevant
information I'd processed,
and explained my actions clearly.
I completed, practiced and revised my product
I asked for feedback.
I Evaluated the Product and the Process
I didn't know how I did. I needed someone to
help me figure
out how to improve.
I knew how well I did, and had some idea of
how to improve.
I knew how well I did, and made some
I evaluated the product and process throughout
my work, and
revised when needed.