The CRAAP Test Worksheet Use the following list to help you evaluate sources. Answer the questions and then rank each of the 5 parts from 1 to 10 (1 = unreliable, 10 = excellent). Add up the scores to give you an idea of the quality of the resource.

C

urrency: .............................................................................................

• When was the information published or posted?

• Has the information been revised or updated?

• Is the information (also links) current or out of date for your topic?

R

elevance: ............................................................................................

• Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?

A

uthority: ..............................................................................................

• Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?

• Are the author's organizational affiliations given? If yes, are they appropriate? (Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?)

• What are the author's qualifications to write about the topic?

• Is there contact information, such as a publisher or email address?

A

ccuracy: ..............................................................................................

• Is the information supported by evidence?

• Has the information been reviewed or refereed?

• Can you verify any of the information in another source?

• Does the language or tone seem unbiased and is it free of emotion?

• Are there spelling or grammar errors, do links work?

P

urpose: ...............................................................................................

• What is the purpose of the information?

• Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?

• Ιs the information a fact, an opinion or propaganda?

• Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

Total CRAAP

: .....................................................................................

45 - 50 Excellent | 40 - 44 Good | 35 - 39 Average | 30 - 34 Borderline Acceptable | Below 30 Unacceptable