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It is often difficult to create assessments that are adequate when measuring the skills of students who are learning about information literacy This article discusses the Trails Assessment which was created to help in the assessment of information literacy skills. The Trails Assessment was created by Kent State University and is way to gauge a student’s grasp of information literacy. The assessment tool has is freely available resource that is standards based and available through the web. If a teacher uses this tool they can evaluate the skills of their students and what they need to teach them.