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Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning (AACU)

Reprinted [or Excerpted] 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. Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Rubric, created by American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Scoring DomainEmergingDevelopingProficientAdvanced
Scoring Domain
Emerging
    Developing
      Proficient
        Advanced
          Curiosity
          Explores a topic at a surface level, providing little insight and/or information beyond the very basic facts indicating low interest in the subject.
            Explores a topic with some evidence of depth, providing occasional insight and/or information indicating mild interest in the subject.
              Explores a topic in depth, yielding insight and/or information indicating interest in the subject.
                Explores a topic in depth, yielding a rich awareness and/or little-known information indicating intense interest in the subject.
                  Initiative
                  Completes required work.
                    Completes required work and identifies opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities.
                      Completes required work, identifies and pursues opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities.
                        Completes required work, generates and pursues opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities.
                          Independence
                          Begins to look beyond classroom requirements, showing interest in pursuing knowledge independently.
                            Beyond classroom requirements, pursues additional knowledge and/or shows interest in pursuing independent educational experiences.
                              Beyond classroom requirements, pursues substantial, additional knowledge and/or actively pursues independent educational experiences.
                                Educational interests and pursuits exist and flourish outside classroom requirements. Knowledge and/or experiences are pursued independently.
                                  Transfer
                                  Makes vague references to previous learning but does not apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situations.
                                    Makes references to previous learning and attempts to apply that knowledge and those skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situations.
                                      Makes references to previous learning and shows evidence of applying that knowledge and those skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situations.
                                        Makes explicit references to previous learning and applies in an innovative (new and creative) way that knowledge and those skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situations.
                                          Reflection
                                          Reviews prior learning (past experiences inside and outside of the classroom) at a surface level, without revealing clarified meaning or indicating a broader perspective about educational or life events.
                                            Reviews prior learning (past experiences inside and outside of the classroom) with some depth, revealing slightly clarified meanings or indicating a somewhat broader perspectives about educational or life events.
                                              Reviews prior learning (past experiences inside and outside of the classroom) in depth, revealing fully clarified meanings or indicating broader perspectives about educational or life events.
                                                Reviews prior learning (past experiences inside and outside of the classroom) in depth to reveal significantly changed perspectives about educational and life experiences, which provide foundation for expanded knowledge, growth, and maturity over time.