Kate

McConnell

Assistant Vice President for Research and Assessment
Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
AAC&U

Publications

We Have a Rubric for That
January 28, 2019

The newest publication in a series of reports on the AAC&U Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Initiative—​We Have a Rubric for That: The VALUE Approach to Assessment—compiles ten years of evidence to provide an argument-based framework for the assessment of student learning in higher education using the VALUE rubrics. This publication presents a wide range of sources to provide timely evidence of the power of the VALUE approach to assessment.

On Solid Ground
February 23, 2017

A new VALUE report describes its groundbreaking approach to assessing student learning showing it is possible to evaluate undergraduate students’ achievement without relying on standardized tests and by using existing material.

In On Solid Ground AAC&U shares the results from the first two years of data collection for the VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiative, a nationwide project that examines direct evidence of student learning. It represents the first attempt to reveal the landscape of student performance on key learning outcomes—Critical Thinking, Written Communication, and Quantitative Literacy—that educators, employers, and policy makers agree are essential for student success in the workplace and in life.

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