Writing Student Learning Outcomes
- Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes, Texas A&M
- Action Verbs That Can Be Used in Writing Learning Outcomes Statements
Selecting Appropriate Methods of Assessing Learning
Introduction to Rubrics
- UNC-Chapel Hill Guide to Using Rubrics to Assess Student Learning Outcomes (with Examples)
- Overview of Rubrics (with Examples), POD Network in Higher Education
- Grading with Rubrics: Developing a Fair and Efficient Assessment Tool, University of Virginia Center for Teaching Excellence
AAC&U VALUE Rubrics
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has produced a series of widely accepted rubrics intended for use in undergraduate programs. Each rubric is developmental, designed to measure student progress through the baccalaureate experience.
Reprinting the VALUE Rubrics for Educational Purposes: Individuals are welcome to reproduce the VALUE rubrics for use in the classroom, on educational web sites, and in campus intra-institutional publications. Please be sure to credit AAC&U using the following permission statement: “Reprinted with permission from “VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education.” Copyright 2017 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Many institutions have adapted the VALUE rubrics to fit their specific needs:
Rubrics for Evaluating Language Proficiency
- The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Guidelines for Evaluating Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading (with Sample Rubrics)
Rubrics for Evaluating Writing
Classroom Assessment for Student Learning
- The “Assessment Triangle” (Carnegie Mellon)
- Aligning Assessment with Objectives (Carnegie Mellon)
- Formative Assessment. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) to Check for Understanding (Vanderbilt)
Other Institution Assessment Practices
Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment is a rich source of information on assessment practices at other institutions. This site contains hundreds of examples of assessment manuals, student learning outcomes plans and reports for various disciplines, and templates.
Taskstream for Assessment@Carolina
UNC-Chapel Hill has adopted Taskstream as its Accountability Management System (AMS) for Assessment@Carolina. Taskstream is a web-based system for academic and administrative assessment and reporting that will support Carolina in moving from a from a paper-based system to a more centralized, electronic process with built-in review cycles. You can learn more about Taskstream by visiting their website.
This new system will enable Carolina stakeholders to more efficiently track student-learning outcomes and demonstrate how assessment data is used for continuous improvement. As we move forward with implementing Taskstream campus-wide during 2017, programs and units will be able access and update their assessment planning and reporting information at any time. Currently, assessment plans and data from 2015-16 have been captured in Taskstream for archiving and assessment purposes.