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Information skills: How well can New Zealand students find information?

Gavin Brown

New NZCER Information Skills tests explore students’ understanding of the information skills involved in using libraries, parts of a book, and reference sources. They provide strong evidence that students are experiencing difficulty with sorting through the various dimensions of a search task in order to select the volume, page, or library section containing the required information. These tests can help teachers to identify which students need further help, and what kind of help they need.

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