VALUE rubrics


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. For further information see


Matthews, Alison


The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts in the United States to articulate fundamental criteria and standards for 16 Essential Learning Outcomes. This document contains all the VALUE rubrics, including:

Civic engagement
Creative thinking
Critical thinking
Ethical reasoning
Global learning
Information literacy
Inquiry and analysis
Integrative learning
Intercultural knowledge and competence
Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
Oral communication
Problem solving
Quantitative literacy
Written communication

Links to resources


  • Owner: Alison Matthews
  • Collection: Learning and Teaching Shared Resources
  • Version: 1 (show all)
  • Status: Live