The Association of College & Research Libraries provides objectives and competency standards for higher education1 which provide guidance in what outcomes assignments intended to improve information literacy among students should produce. Based on the these, the information literate student:
The websites cited below also provide outcomes and performance indicators with each standard.
1. "Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians", American Library Association, September 1, 2006. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/objectivesinformation (Accessed July 8, 2014) Document ID: bbb3383f-1eba-dcd4-e94e-90a036e3a76d
"Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education", American Library Association, September 1, 2006. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency (Accessed July 8, 2014) Document ID: efeb57df-7090-e1d4-558f-d59c7537f9c7
Tips for developing assignments:
1. List based on suggestions in Neely, T. Y. (2006). Information literacy assessment: standards-based tools and assignments. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. pp 16-18. ↩