When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it... but is it good information? You will have to determine that for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need. Score each category on a scale of 1-10 (1=unreliable, 10=excellent), and then add up your total.
46 - 50 = Excellent
41 - 46 = Good
36 - 40 = Average
31 - 35 = Borderline Acceptable
30 and below = Unacceptable
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority: The source of the information.
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Purpose: The reason the information exists.