How to Cite the Rubrics

General Guideline

When discussing the VALUE rubrics, the "r" in rubrics should be lowercase unless naming a specific rubric (e.g., the Inquiry and Analysis VALUE Rubric).

Referencing Rubrics

To cite the VALUE rubrics, you can use the following citation (shown in APA and Chicago styles):

APA format:

Rhodes, T. (2009). Assessing outcomes and improving achievement: Tips and tools for using the rubrics. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Chicago format:

Rhodes, Terrel. Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using the Rubrics. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities. 2009.

Referencing Individual Rubrics

In addition to the general reference to the rubrics used above, if you wish to also cite individual rubrics, please reference the individual rubrics using the following citation (shown in APA and Chicago styles):

APA format:

Association of American Colleges and Universities. (2009). Inquiry and analysis VALUE rubric. Retrieved from https://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/inquiry-analysis

Chicago format:

Association of American Colleges and Universities. "Inquiry and Analysis VALUE Rubric." 2009. https://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/inquiry-analysis

*Please note the date for all rubrics is 2009 with the exception of the Global Learning VALUE Rubric, which was released in 2014.

Reprinting for Educational Purposes

Individuals are welcome to reproduce the VALUE rubrics for use in the classroom, on educational web sites, and in campus intra-institutional publications. Please be sure to credit AAC&U using the following permission statement:

Reprinted with permission from "VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education."  Copyright 2017 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. http://www.aacu.org/value/index.cfm.

If you have questions about using the VALUE rubrics for educational purposes please email value@aacu.org).

Course Packets or Other Copyrighted Publications

Requests for permission to reproduce text from a non-periodical AAC&U publication for any purpose should be directed to Shelley Johnson Carey (carey@aacu.org or 202-387-3760 ext. 416). A permission fee will be assessed for requests to reprint the rubrics in course packets or in other copyrighted print or electronic publications intended for sale. Please see AAC&U's permission policies for more details and information about how to request permission.

Commercial use

Requests for permission to reproduce text from a non-periodical AAC&U publication for any purpose should be directed to Shelley Johnson Carey (carey@aacu.org or 202-387-3760 ext. 416).

VALUE rubrics can also be used in commercial databases, software, or assessment products, but prior permission from AAC&U is required. For all uses of rubrics for commercial purposes, each rubric must be maintained in its entirety and without changes. The following permission statement must also be used for all approved commercial uses:

Reprinted with permission from "VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education."  Copyright 2017 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. http://www.aacu.org/value.