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VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) Rubrics were developed by teams of faculty from across the United States as part of the Association for American Colleges & Universities. These 16 rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for each learning outcome and have performance descriptors. These rubrics are not intended for grading, but institutional-level use in evaluating and discussing student learning.

This file contains the 16 VALUE rubrics listed below:

Intellectual and Practical Skills

  • Inquiry and analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication
  • Reading
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Information literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving

Personal and Social Responsibility

  • Civic engagement—local and global
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  • Global learning

Integrative and Applied Learning

  • Integrative learning


Additional Rubric Resources

What are rubrics and why are they important? from Susan Brookhart’s book How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

Assessing Projects using Rubrics and Scoring Guides – Intel


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