VALUE Rubric Development Project Publications

Peer Review, Fall 2018

This Peer Review celebrates AAC&U’s VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiative’s first ten years. The issue features highlights of what we have learned from faculty VALUE rubric use and identifies emerging goals for the initiative’s future.Read more

We Have a Rubric for That

We Have a Rubric for That: The VALUE Approach to Assessment

First introduced in 2009 as an alternative to standardized tests, the VALUE rubrics are now at the center of conversations about the quality of student learning within and across higher education institutions. We Have a Rubric for That reports on the first decade of the Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Initiative to present compelling evidence of the effectiveness of AAC&U’s signature approach to assessment.

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Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment

Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment

Responding to common questions about the development and use of the rubrics created through AAC&U’s Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative, this publication provides practical information about rubric-based approaches to the assessment of student learning. The authors address issues of validity, reliability, rubric modification, and faculty training. Specific campus examples are discussed.

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Peer Review, Fall 2011/Winter 2012
Peer Review, Fall/Winter 2011

This issue focuses on AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics, which were tested on more than one hundred pilot campuses and cover outcomes often neglected in other assessment systems. This issue explores various ways in which different kinds of colleges and universities are using the rubrics to assess student learning in and across courses and programs.

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Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics

Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics

This publication provides rubrics for fifteen liberal learning outcomes and offers practical advice on their use to evaluate student achievement at various levels. Developed by faculty members and other academic professionals, and tested on a variety of campuses, the rubrics establish measurable criteria for assessing each outcome at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of accomplishment. The rubrics can be readily adapted to reflect the missions, cultures, and practices of individual institutions and programs.

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Peer Review, Winter 2009

Peer Review, Winter, 2009: This issue focuses on AAC&U’s VALUE project and provides an overview of new assessment approaches it is helping campuses develop, including the application of rubrics assessing a broad set of important learning outcomes using examples of student work completed over time in an e-portfolio. Articles address rubric development, e-portfolios for learning and assessment, assessment processes, and the use of assessment results for individual, program, and institutional improvements.

The Winter 2009 issue of Peer Review has sold out. Articles are available online and the full issue is available as a PDF.Read more