A program at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, requires freshman to pass an Information-Seeking Skills Test (ISST) during their freshman year. They complete eight online self-instruction modules, then take the web-based test of 53 items. If they don't pass or do not take the test a hold is placed on their registration. All first year students must pass and this is recorded on their transcript. This computerized, multiple-choice
test was developed collaboratively by the JMU Center for Assessment and
Research Studies (CARS) and JMU Libraries. It is designed to assess the
ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher
Would the U of MN Libraries be able to implement a similar program?