Abstract

Information skill is known as a metacognitive ability. It is considered as an ability to understand the need of information, ways and sources to attain that information. It is considered to be a mandatory attribute for young learners now a days. In this era of goal oriented education, students are expected to learn this kind of skill to compete in challenging professional life. In Pakistan, competency based curriculum had been introduced and implemented in 2007. Students were assumed to be equipped with this modern skill. Major purpose of this study was to evaluate this skill in secondary school students. Instrument used for the purpose of data collection was adapted from Information literacy skills continuum, kindergarten-grade12 (1998). Data were collected from the secondary school students of science, arts and computer science. Collected data was analyzed through SPSS by using descriptive statistics. Results of the study showed that students were fully aware of information skill and they showed capability to use it.