The Research Practices Survey (RPS) was developed by librarians, faculty, institutional research staff, and academic technologists from St. Olaf, Macalester, Carleton, Grinnell, Lake Forest, the University of Chicago, Ohio Wesleyan, and DePauw University.  The survey provides participating schools with data about their students, along with comparison data from the other participating institutions.

The assessment tool focuses on five dimensions of student information literacy:  Experience, or what have students done; Attitude, or what do students value; Epistemology, or what do students believe; Knowledge, or what do students know; and Critical Capacities, or how do students evaluate.

This information was excerpted from the RPS “home” located within Gould Library at Carleton College.