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VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education

Resources and Publications

Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment

Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment
By Terrel Rhodes and Ashley Finley
This publication addresses key elements of, and questions frequently raised about, the development and use of the VALUE rubrics for assessment of student learning. It provides information about rubric-based assessment approaches—including validity, reliability, and rubric modification—and faculty training in the use of rubrics. Specific examples of how campuses are using the VALUE rubrics to improve student learning are also provided. Full case studies from twelve campuses are available online at www.aacu.org/value/casestudies. Also available in eBook Version (PDF).

 

Peer Review: Assessing Liberal Education Outcomes Using VALUE Rubrics

Fall 2011/Winter 2012 Peer Review - Assessing Liberal Education Outcomes Using VALUE Rubrics - 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.

 

 

 

Electronic Portfolios and Student Success: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Learning

Electronic Portfolios and Student Success: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Learning presents an overview of electronic portfolios and ways individuals and campuses can implement e-portfolios to enhance and assess student learning. It is organized around eight issues central to implementing an e-portfolio approach: defining learning outcomes; understanding your learners; identifying stakeholders; designing learning activities; including multiple forms of evidence; using rubrics to evaluate e-portfolios; anticipating external uses of evidence; and evaluating the impact of e-portfolios.

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Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics provides practical advice on the development and effective use of rubrics to evaluate college student achievement at various levels. Also included are the rubrics developed by faculty teams for fifteen liberal learning outcomes through AAC&U's Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) project. These VALUE rubrics can be readily adapted to reflect the missions, cultures, and practices of individual colleges and universities and their specific programs.

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Winter 2009 Peer Review - Assessing Learning Outcomes: Lessons from AAC&U's VALUE Project - 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.


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