Developing scoring tools and rubrics takes careful consideration and reflection on what is observable in student work that indicates level of achievement of outcomes.
“VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) is a campus-based assessment approach developed and led by AAC&U” (VALUE, AAC&U). Teams of higher education faculty and staff drafted institutional level rubrics for 15 of the AAC&U Essential Learning Outcomes (LEAP project).
VALUE Rubrics are available for download from their webpage. When accessing these rubrics it is important to use proper citation and follow their use policy.
Rubrics cover the areas of:
- Inquiry and Analysis
- Critical Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Literacy
- Information Literacy
- Problem Solving
- Civic Knowledge and Engagement—Local and Global
- Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
- Ethical Reasoning and Action
- Global Learning
- Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning
- Integrative Learning
Examples of URI-developed tools
- Information Literacy Rubric
- Major Paper Presentation Rubric (CELS for the Master’s of Environmental Science and Management Program)
- Graduate Student Communication Skill Rubric (College of Pharmacy)
- Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Rubric
- Thesis/Dissertation Defense Rubric