Comparison of the SAILS Test Options

 

Individual Scores Test* Cohort Test Build Your Own Test
Use One overall information literacy score for each student. Detailed results for groups of students. Results reported by eight skill sets. Custom testing of information literacy skills for each student.
Benchmarks Includes benchmark comparisons with similar type institutions, in the same country, and all SAILS Individual Scores institutions.** Includes benchmark comparisons with similar type institutions, in the same country, and all SAILS Cohort institutions.** No benchmark data are included.
Number of students No minimum. Minimum of 50 needed; at least 200 recommended. No minimum.
Cost $6.00 per student. $6.00 per student. $6.00 per student.
Delivery Online. Online. Online.

* The Individual Scores test is available only for United States institutions due to its inclusion of U.S.-oriented concepts related to intellectual property, such as copyright.

** Benchmarks are based on the most recent three-years data.

To help you decide which test is right for your institution, see our Selecting a Test flowchart.