Getting Started with Evaluating Group Work

Student group work can result in the production of wikis, proposals, reports of case studies, in-class or video presentations, and posters.

Here are some ways to provide feedback on group productivity throughout the process as well as on the group product:

  • Evaluate students on both their contributions to group processes as well as the final product.
  • Create a detailed explanation of what your expectations are.
  • Provide scores for individuals as well as groups.
  • Use rubrics. Consider asking students for feedback and including some of their ideas to the rubric.
  • Incorporate peer  assessment and self-assessment at various milestones. This is a good way to check in on the assignment progress as well as the group dynamics.
  • Clearly communicate to students at the beginning how you will calculate their grades.