Evaluating non-academic sources – The Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose test
The Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose (CRAAP) test helps you to evaluate non-academic sources of evidence, such as a webpage. The webpage could be about a policy, program or practice you are considering using at your school, service or in your classroom.
You could use this test on your own, for example to help you assess whether information is trustworthy before you share it with colleagues. You could also use the test as part of a group, for example as part of a community of practice. This can help you and your team to make decisions about your practices and programs. If you’re a leader, you can use this resource to support your team to engage with evidence as part of their ongoing professional development.