Resources

The resources and examples on these pages have been gathered by the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment for your use. Some of the examples come from the excellent work that has been done on assessment by our colleagues at GW; and some are from other universities and institutions. For additional information or if you have examples you would like to share, please contact Cheryl Beil.

VALUE Rubrics: The Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Rubrics is an initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). With input from over 100 institutions, they designed rubrics for 16 learning outcomes commonly associated with general education and a college education. These rubrics have been widely tested and have been used extensively at more than 5,600 institutions. While these rubrics represent the gold standard, they can be modified or adapted for use in many courses and programs.

Download the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) VALUE Rubrics

  • Civic Engagement - Local and Global
  • Creative Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Informational Literacy
  • Inquiry and Analysis
  • Integrative Learning
  • Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Reading
  • Teamwork
  • Written Communication

Course Assessment Resourcesalign course work and planning to larger assessment practices.

Program Assessment Resourcesfocus on crafting an assessment plan and assessment examples from other universities.

General Education Assessment Resourcesrubrics that are useful for the General Education Program at GW.