The VALUE initiative breaks new ground by basing its assessment of student learning achievement on the actual work that students produce in response to assignments from the formal instructional and co-curricular curriculum in whatever institution(s) the student attended. Rather than a standardized test divorced from the curriculum, VALUE draws evidence from the actual courses and teachers at an institution, assessing the learning artifacts (papers and assignments) produced by students to demonstrate their achievement of specific learning outcomes. Finally, the VALUE initiative utilizes the expertise of trained higher education faculty and other educators from the participating institutions to judge the quality of the student work in relation to widely accepted standards for each of the learning outcomes as captured through the faculty developed VALUE rubrics (McConnell & Rhodes, 2017, p. 3).
This database (or “archive”) consists of every peer-reviewed journal article we could locate that focuses on VALUE…To best illustrate trends in the current landscape of VALUE research, we also categorized every article to reflect inherent themes related to major topis in the VALUE world. We hope that you find this database useful and encourage you to submit any articles that you may feel are missing via our collaborate page.