Current VALUE Research
NEW publication: We Have a Rubric for That: The VALUE Approach to Assessment
The newest publication in a series of reports on the AAC&U Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Initiative, We Have a Rubric for That: The VALUE Approach to Assessment, compiles ten years of evidence to provide an argument-based framework for the assessment of student learning in higher education using the VALUE rubrics. Since their release in 2009, VALUE rubrics have been used in several initiatives to assess student work across institutions, states, and countries. Further, a review of the research literature elucidates the widespread use of the rubrics and documents the benefits and challenges curricular and co-curricular users face. We Have a Rubric for That is a validity framework with evidence from a wide range of sources including: the growing body of scholarly literature examining the VALUE rubrics; AAC&U-commissioned research; AAC&U-administered surveys of users; data generated as part of the several grant funded VALUE collaboratives (2014-2017), including commissioned analyses of the data conducted by recognized methodological experts; and interviews with the key personnel involved in the VALUE rubric design, creation, training, and implementation processes from its inception. Do you wonder if the VALUE approach represents essential learning needed for student success? Do you have confidence in the results when using VALUE rubrics? If the results can help educators enhance student learning quality? Are the VALUE approach results useful for professional development, institutional assessment for learning, capacity building, and/or accreditation? This publication provides timely evidence of the power of the VALUE rubric approach across higher education.