This toolkit serves as one repository for learning activities during information literacy instruction sessions. Each lesson gives you the context for the lesson, how it can be assessed, and the time it takes to complete.
For assessment, I refer to an "assessment artifact." An assessment artifact is a physical or digital object, produced by students through the course of your lesson, that can be used to assess student learning. If the activity produces an artifact, that will be identified. If the activity does not produce an artifact, but can be used for formative (or in-the-moment) assessment of student learning, that will be identified. If the activity does not provide any kind of assessment information, but is instead an activity to demonstrate a concept, that will be identified.
Formative assessments are in-the-moment techniques used to gage student learning. Formative assessments generally use qualitative methods, like the results of a discussion following a think-pair-share, instead of scores.
Summative assessments evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against a standard or benchmark. Common ways to conduct summative assessments for IL are by looking at a final assignments, or collecting several assessment artifacts to ensure shared learning outcomes are met. Most one-shot sessions will not include summative assessment.