When you search the Web, you're going to find a lot of information...but is it accurate and reliable? You have to determine this for yourself, and the CRAAP test can help. It is a list of questions you can ask yourself in order to determine the quality level of the information on a Web site. Use these questions as a guide for thinking critically. The importance of each criteria will vary depending upon specific topics or situations. Use the C-R-A-A-P acronym to recall the criteria needed for evaluation.
Currency: The timeliness of the Web page, importance varies depending upon the topic. Science, health or technology topics need to be as current as possible. Currency for historical topics matters less, but new information and interpretations of historical events do occur.
Relevance/Coverage: The uniqueness of the content and its importance for your needs.
Authority: The source of the Web page. The author of the information.
Accuracy: Reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information.
Purpose/point of view: The reason for the Web page; Is the information biased or prejudiced?
Your assignment sheet has a rubric on page 4, in which you assign point values from 0 to 3 for each criteria. Add up the score and see if your Web page is good enough for citing in college assignments.
Monday-Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday -Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m