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Assessing Program Learning Outcomes

The Association of American Colleges and Universities - VALUE Rubrics

The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts representing colleges and universities across the United States through a process that examined many existing campus rubrics and related documents for each learning outcome and incorporated additional feedback from faculty. The rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for each learning outcome, with performance descriptors demonstrating progressively more sophisticated levels of attainment.

The rubrics are intended for institutional-level use in evaluating and discussing student learning, not for grading. The core expectations articulated in all 15 of the VALUE rubrics can and should be translated into the language of individual campuses, disciplines, and even courses. The utility of the VALUE rubrics is to position learning at all undergraduate levels within a basic framework of expectations such that evidence of learning can by shared nationally through a common
dialog and understanding of student success.

VALUE Rubric Links

Civil Engagement VALUE Rubric

Critical Thinking VALUE Rubric

Information Literacy VALUE Rubric

Integrative Learning VALUE Rubric

Lifelong Learning VALUE Rubric

Problem Solving VALUE Rubric

Reading VALUE Rubric

Written Communication VALUE Rubric

Creative Thinking VALUE Rubric

Ethical Reasoning VALUE Rubric

Inquiry Analysis VALUE Rubric

Intercultural Knowledge VALUE Rubric

Oral Communication VALUE Rubric

Quantitative Literacy VALUE Rubric

Teamwork VALUE Rubric

Additional Rubrics

Peer Evaluation of Teamwork Rubric