Special Thank You to Contributors

Calibration Training Material Creation:

From December 2017 through April 2018, AAC&U’s Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment collected and organized samples of student work from the 55 institutions listed below.  Institutional leaders and faculty from this cross-section of private and public, two-year and four-year institutions granted AAC&U permission to utilize selected materials from their institutions for the creation of Scorer training materials. VALUE Institute trainees use these materials to calibrate their scoring to become a certified Scorer. This process developed more consistent and reliable scoring of performance levels for student artifacts submitted to the VALUE Institute.  

 In 2018, expert scores were developed by 40 Expert Scorers and added to the scorer calibration training process to serve as “anchors” in establishing agreement parameters, thus guiding trainees to develop nomenclature and reasoning clarity for scoring student artifacts.  

The artifacts were evaluated and reviewed by their respective institution to ensure all identifiable information was expunged.  This process was utilized across five learning outcomes: Critical Thinking, Civic Engagement, Intercultural Knowledge and Competency, Quantitative Literacy, and Written Communication.

VALUE rubric assessment heavily relies on the quality of calibration training. The willingness of institutions to provide student work samples was indispensable to enhancing validity and reliability across the spectrum of work Scorers encountered once scoring commenced on July 2nd, 2018.

For more information about the validity and reliability of the VALUE rubrics, please visit AAC&U's publications section to learn about our latest research titled We Have a Rubric for That...

Sincere Thanks to the Following Institutions:

Berkshire Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Bristol Community College
Central Methodist University
Columbia College
Holyoke Community College
Itasca Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Vernon College
Allegheny College
Augsburg University
Ball State University
Community College of Rhode Island
Dixie State University
Earlham College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Oregon University
Fitchburg State University
Hamline University
Indiana State University
Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Ivy Tech Community College-Central Office
James Madison University
Kenyon College
Lincoln University
University of Kentucky
Middlesex Community College
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Northern Kentucky University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Old Dominion University
Portland Community College
Purdue University Northwest
Salem State University
Snow College
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Oregon University
Southwest Minnesota State University
St. Cloud State University
St. Olaf College
The College of Saint Scholastica
The College of Wooster
Thomas Nelson Community College
Truman State University
University Of Central Missouri
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Southern Indiana
Vincennes University
Wabash College
Western Oregon University
Worcester State University