The idea of group work assessment is often seen as complicated, but necessary given the value of group work to learning. However, the traditional method involving a collective grade has been shown to be a less effective option, and raises questions about fairness for the students. Utilizing an evaluation factor provides a more inclusive assessment strategy, factoring in peer and self-assessment to enhance the reliability of the assessment. Through the evaluation factor, an instructor can maintain the product of the group work as the foundation of assessment, while allowing the process of the group work to be reflected in the evaluation factor. In this way, the evaluation factor provides a lens through which each individual in the group is more comprehensively assessed, and concerns for fairness are addressed.
"Creating an Evaluation Factor for Group Work Assessment,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 26
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol26/iss1/10
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