The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) VALUE {Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education} rubrics are being introduced at Kansas State University, with permission, to reflect shared criteria and performance levels for assessing student learning at K-State. Anyone may download the Word file for their own use; revisions to the stated language are strongly encouraged to align with your program's criteria.


Civic knowledge and engagement-local and global

Creative thinking

Critical thinking

Ethical reasoning

Foundations and skills for lifelong learning

Global Learning

Information literacy

Integrative and applied learning

Intercultural knowledge and competence

Inquiry and analysis

Oral communication

Problem solving

Quantitative literacy



Written Communication

Additional information regarding the VALUE Rubrics may be found on the AAC&U homepage.