grading class participation

Evaluating Group Projects

Instructors often have difficulty evaluating group projects and students often feel that such projects are not graded fairly. It is important to take seriously concerns over equity and to implement strategies to help ensure students feel that they are fairly treated.  The following suggestions might help you to implement and assess group projects more effectively.



Using a rubric to evaluate student participation

Many faculty members wish to reward students for class participation; however, devising criteria for evaluation can be difficult. One way to make grading class participation easier is to develop a participation rubric that can be shared with the students in the course outline.   

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