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Mass Education Standards for Information Literacy

Massachusetts Frameworks

2016 Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science

9-12.CAS.c.5 Analyze the beneficial and harmful effects of computing innovations (e.g., social networking, delivery of news and other public media, intercultural communication)

9-12.CAS.c.7 Identify ways to use technology to support lifelong learning.

9-12.DTC.c.3 Evaluate digital sources needed to solve a given problem (e.g., reliability, point of view, relevancy).

9-12.DTC.c.4 Gather, organize, analyze, and synthesize information using a variety of digital tools.

Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy, March 2011

W. 8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

W. 9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

RL 7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

RL 8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. 

American Associan of School Librarians, Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context

1.1.7 Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.

2.4.1 Determine how to act on information (accept, reject, modify).

2.4.2 Reflect on systematic process, and assess for completeness of investigation.

2.4.3 Recognize new knowledge and understanding.

2.4.4 Develop directions for future investigations.

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