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Using VALUE rubrics to focus assignments - pulled from the Archives on April 2, 2018


Although rubrics can sometimes seem like a constraining way of assessing student learning, they can also help students focus their work and help support more efficient, consistent grading. By providing clear learning outcomes and definitions for sometimes “fuzzy” – yet important – concepts such as critical thinking, the AAC&U VALUE rubrics go one step further. While intended for institutional-level use and not for individual grading, the rubrics can still be a useful starting place when designing assignments aimed at helping students reach key learning outcomes such as sophisticated ethical reasoning, a strong sense of civic identity, or creative thinking.


The VALUE rubrics can be downloaded individually or as a group here:


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