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Writing Student Learning Outcomes

Selecting Appropriate Methods of Assessing Learning

Using Rubrics

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Introduction to Rubrics


The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has produced a series of widely accepted rubrics intended for use in undergraduate programs. Each rubric is developmental, designed to measure student progress through the baccalaureate experience.

Civic EngagementCreative Thinking
Critical ThinkingEthical Reasoning
Foundations and Skills for Lifelong LearningGlobal Learning
Information LiteracyIntegrative Learning
Intercultural Knowledge and CompetenceInquiry and Analysis
Oral CommunicationProblem Solving
Quantitative LiteracyReading
TeamworkWritten Communication

Reprinting the VALUE Rubrics for Educational Purposes:
Individuals are welcome to reproduce the VALUE rubrics for use in the classroom, on educational web sites, and in campus intra-institutional publications. Please be sure to credit AAC&U using the following permission statement: “Reprinted with permission from “VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education.” Copyright 2017 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Many institutions have adapted the VALUE rubrics to fit their specific needs:

Rubrics for Evaluating Language Proficiency

Other Institution Assessment Practices

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment is a rich source of information on assessment practices at other institutions. This site contains hundreds of examples of assessment manuals, student learning outcomes plans and reports for various disciplines, and templates.