The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts representing colleges and universities across the United States through a process that examined many existing campus rubrics and related documents for each learning outcome and incorporated additional feedback from faculty. The rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for each learning outcome, with performance descriptors demonstrating progressively more sophisticated levels of attainment. The rubrics are intended for institutional-level use in evaluating and discussing student learning, not for grading. The core expectations articulated in all 15 of the VALUE rubrics can and should be translated into the language of individual campuses, disciplines, and even courses. The utility of the VALUE rubrics is to position learning at all undergraduate levels within a basic framework of expectations such that evidence of learning can by shared nationally through a common dialog and understanding of student success. All 15 VALUE Rubrics can be downloaded through the AAC&U’s website: VALUE Rubrics.

Sample Rubrics for BbLearn

DEE formatted all of the 15 VALUE Rubrics for BbLearn. Visit our BbLearn Rubrics page to get sample rubrics which can be easily imported into your BbLearn course.

Association of American Colleges and Universities VALUE Rubrics
Civic Engagement Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking Ethical Reasoning
Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning Information Literacy
Inquiry and Analysis Integrative Learning
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Oral Communication
Problem Solving Quantitative Literacy
Reading Teamwork
Written Communication

Reprinted with permission from Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and tools for Using Rubrics, edited by Terrel L. Rhodes. Copyright 2010 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics

This publication provides practical advice on the development and effective use of rubrics to evaluate college student achievement at various levels.   It includes rubrics for fifteen liberal learning outcomes developed as part of AAC&U’s VALUE project.