Kate

McConnell

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

Publications

We Have a Rubric for That
January 28, 2019

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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On Solid Ground
February 23, 2017

Drawing from the first two years of data collection and analysis for the VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiative, this national report reveals the landscape of student performance on key learning outcomes—critical thinking, written communication, and quantitative literacy—that educators, employers, and policymakers agree are essential for student success in the workplace and in life. An alternative to standardized testing, VALUE is a rubric-based approach to assessment that uses existing student work to provide direct evidence of achievement.

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