Evaluate using the CRAAP Test

Are your sources crappy or not? Use this test to evaluate your websites, books, articles, and other sources. Write scores on your task sheets.

30 points possible. Need at least 22.5 points (75%) to pass.



 Currency 
  6 points total
  •  Is your information current enough for your needs?
    1. Yes  >>> 6 pts
    2. Sort of  >>> 3 pts
    3. No  >>> pts


 Relevance

  9 points total
  •  How many usable quotes did you find?
    1. I found three quotes that I could use in my paper  >>> 3 pts
    2. I found two quotes that I could use in my paper  >>> 1.5 pts
    3. There were no usable quotes  >>> 0 pts
  • Could you explain the information in this source to someone else?
    1. I can explain the whole thing  >>> 6 pts
    2. I can explain half of the source  >>> 3 pts
    3. I only understand certain sentences  >>> 0 pts


 Authority

  6 points total
  •  The author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information is:
    1. A real person(s) (first and last name)  >>> 3 pts
    2. A real organization (government, business, institution) >>> 3 pts
    3. Username or pseudonym  >>> 0 pts
    4. Can’t tell >>> 0 pts
  • The author is:
    1. Very qualified to write on this topic and has formal training  >>> 3 pts
    2. Qualified to write on the topic, but has no formal training  >>> 1.5 pts
    3. Not qualified to write on the topic and has no formal training / can’t tell  >>>  0 pts


 Accuracy

  6 points total
  •  Does the author cite other experts?
    1. Yes >> 3 pts
    2. No >>> 0 pts
  • Does this information have spelling, grammar, or typographical errors?
    1. Yes >>> 0 pts
    2. No >>> 3 pts


 Purpose

  3 points total
  •  The main purpose of this information is to:
    1. Provide facts or teacher something >>> 2 pts
    2. Sell something >>> 0 pts
    3. Provide entertainment >>> 0 pts
  • Does the author make the intention or purpose of this information clear?
    1. Yes >>> 1 pt
    2. No >>> pts