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Use to evaluate online services.

Online Reference Services Evaluation Form

 
Name:

School:

Librarian and/or teacher:

Online Service:

Date Used:

Grade Level:

Computer/model:

Browser:

Assignment:


Rating Scale: 5 - highest;  1 - lowest;  0 - does not apply. Circle the most appropriate number.

Bulleted items are overall questions that are weighted separately from each section.

 

Instructional

There were icons or other graphical tools appropriate to the elementary level to aid in searching and navigating the resource.
 

0       1       2       3       4       5

1. The directions for doing a search were brief, but complete and clear for elementary students.

 
0       1       2       3       4       5

2. This resource provides searches by (check as many as appropriate):

 

_____ question (natural language query) (3 pts.)

 

_____ topic (2 pts.)

 

_____ keyword (2 pts.)

 

_____ Boolean logic statement (1 pt.)

 

_____ others (please specify)

 
3. Was it necessary to click in the search box before entering a search term?

yes       no

4. My students could complete a successful query without correct spelling.

0       1       2       3       4       5

5. Circle the most appropriate response concerning instruction in using this service.

  • 5   Most students were able to use the service after one group instruction session.
  • 4   Most students were able to use the service after two group instruction sessions.
  • 3   Most students who were able to use the service needed individual coaching.
  • 2   Only high achieving students were able to use the service with a minimum of coaching.
  • 1   Most students were not able to use this service at all.

 

Content

How easily can students read the materials designated for their reading level?

0       1       2       3       4       5

6. Most of the items found in the search(es) were (circle one):

full text (3 pts.)       abstracts (2 pts.)

7. There are useful photographs, maps and/or charts in the articles found.

0       1       2       3       4       5

8. There is information found that is appropriate for the grade-level curriculum/benchmarks being measured in this school.

0       1       2       3       4       5

9. Bilingual access is available.

0       1       2       3       4       5

10. The hit includes enough information to evaluate whether the content is useful.

0       1       2       3       4       5

11. Are there appropriate links to additional resources?

_____ cross references (3 pts.)

_____ Internet resources (1 pt.)

_____ other (please specify)

 

Technical

Overall ease of setup.

12. My students and/or I were able to click an icon or select a bookmark on the desktop and the online reference home page came right up.


0       1       2       3       4       5

13. It took _____ times to connect to the service. (1 point for each time > 2)

14. Does the service provide easy remote access?


0       1       2       3       4       5

15. It was easy to save the results of a search.

0       1       2       3       4       5

16. It was easy to print the results of a search.

0       1       2       3       4       5

17. It was easy to e-mail the results of a search.

0       1       2       3       4       5

18. The search page was easily customized.

0       1       2       3       4       5

Overall

I believe this online resource is a powerful tool for teaching information literacy with my students.

0       1       2       3       4       5

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