Empire State Information Fluency Continuum
The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum was developed by the NY City Department of Education/Office of Library Services School Library System. The School Library Systems Association of New York State (SLSA) believes this is an important educational tool that defines the information literacy and inquiry skills that are important for all students to learn..
SLSA endorsed the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum at their May 3, 2012 meeting. Individual School Library Systems have also endorsed this tool through their Councils and sharing the information with the librarians in their service areas.
The various parts of the ESIFC were posted to EngageNY on November 7, 2014.
The Empire State IFC includes:
- benchmark skills for grades K-12
- assessments for each priority benchmark skill
- alignment with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards
SLSA encourages all school librarians to become familiar with and make use of the curriculum resources as they planned their Common Core aligned collaborative lessons with content area teachers and developed their Student Learning Objectives.
The ESIFC was “re-imaged” during the 2018-2019 school year by Dr. Barbara Stripling and a small team of educators to include the NYS Next Generation Standards.The new site can be accessed here.