Resources for Evaluating Websites

Middle and High School Web Evaluation Checklists

Evaluation Rubrics, by Tammy Payton, are based on a 100-point scale, beginning with design features.

"Critical Evaluation Surveys," on Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators site, also begins with design features.

Quality Information Checklist is highly graphical and includes a quiz. Discusses bias and implies that good sites are balanced.


College/Adult Checklist

Cautions about Checklists --

Stimulated by "Chucking the Checklist: A Contextual Approach to Teaching Undergraduates Web-Site Evaluation," by Marc Meola. portal: Libraries and the Academy 4, no. 3 (2004): 331-344.


Phyllis Holman Weisbard, University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian, June 21, 2005.