Background on the organization that created the VALUE Rubrics, this link describes the major initiative that has driven the organization's work. This resource includes projects on Capstones and Signature Work, Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning, and Equity and Inclusive Excellence
An AACU assessment initiative that is part of the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative. VALUE rubrics or scoring guides provide rubrics to assess student own work, to determine whether and how well students are meeting learning outcomes.
Access and download the VALUE rubrics here. This set of 16 rubrics were created to assess the Essential Learning Outcomes for higher education. These rubrics operationalize the Essential Learning Outcomes by defining vocabulary and set of standards that can be used across institutions to measure and evaluate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and dispositions acquired during a student’s progress through and upon completion of an undergraduate program.
AAC&U has prepared 12 case studies illustrating how different campuses have implemented the VALUE Rubrics and improved student learning.
Useful workshop slides on “Developing Effective Signature Assignments: Lessons from the DQP” offers a diverse/counter perspective on the use of the VALUE rubrics.
This project used the VALUE rubric tools to evaluate learning outcomes across multiple disciplines in two VALUE areas, written communication and quantitative reasoning. Links to faculty resources including samples of signature assignments and student work.
This article describes the promise of the Multistate Collaborative project to accurately measure the quality of higher education.