The New Jersey Student Learning Standards require K-12 instruction in information literacy as a requirement under the Governor's signature (S588). By signing this bipartisan measure, the Governor affirms his commitment to leading public education in the nation while preparing students for lifelong learning by giving them the skills to assess information accurately.
According to the bill, information literacy consists of recognizing the need for information and locating, evaluating, and using information effectively. The New Jersey Department of Education is responsible for developing the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in "information literacy." Among the components of digital literacy are, but are not limited to, visual literacy, media literacy, textual literacy, and technological literacy.
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“Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation Establishing First in the Nation K-12 Information Literacy Education.” Official Site of the State of New Jersey, 4 Jan. 2023, https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562022/approved/20230104b.shtml.