Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

January 2017


This activity was created to introduce first-year students to library resources they can use for their annotated bibliography assignment. In pairs, students are assigned a task card that requires them to find an information source. After finding a source meeting the criteria of their task card, the student teams input their answers into a Google Form. Formative assessment takes place during class, allowing the librarian to modify instruction on-the-spot based on the responses from the form.Summative assessment takes place at the end of the semester, when a rubric is applied to a sample of student responses from the activity. This assessment provides a more thorough picture of where students may have succeeded or struggled with the activity, and may provide ideas for how to adjust the activity in the future.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Acosta, E., & Donaldson, K. (2017). Taste testing for two: Using formative and summative assessment. In R. Pun & M.Houlihan (Eds.), The first-year experience cookbook (pp.137-38). Chicago: ACRL.