TeacherServer.com
Home | How It Works | Stats
Login | Register
     
 
Topic Go Back
 
     
     
 
Case
Posted on October 11, 2014 5:59 pm
Add to Favorites Add to Favorites

Aslihan Unal
Aslihan Unal
Reps: 435
Group Project
Mr. Phillips has assigned group projects to his science class. He notices that in one particular group one student does most of the work while the other students waste time. He tells the group that they should be sharing the workload. A few minutes after he talks to the students, they go back to the same set-up. How should he grade each student in the group?
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.
 
     
     
 
Solution 1
Posted October 12, 2014 3:28 am

aruPyR
aruPyR
Reps: 101
Mr. Phillips should create a group work assignment chart. When the groups are established each member of the group chooses what portion of the assignment they will be handling. Each person then would be graded on the portion of the assignment they were assigned. A rubric for each section can be created so each student would know exactly what is expected of them. Part of the rubric should also include a peer to peer grade -let the members of the group evaluate what each one accomplished. This has made students independently responsible for their own work.
Votes: +8 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 2
Posted October 14, 2014 11:35 pm

 Richerzhagen
Richerzhagen
Reps: 145
Mr. Phillips should have job roles thoroughly described before the group work begins. Each student within the group should be able to pick their role, and possibly "apply" for that role. This will allow students to know what they want, and prove they will do a good job at it. Once decisions have been made, the students should be grouped according to what their motivations were. During the group working time, feedback ticket out the doors should be completed to share what went well in their group for that day, and what did not. This will allow for students to express who worked well, but in a way that only Mr. Phillips can assess. This will allow Mr. Phillips to monitor groups based on what the students expressed.
Votes: +1 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 3
Posted October 15, 2014 2:15 am

aZazaD
aZazaD
Reps: 95
If I had a situation like this during science class, I would give each student in that group a rubric to grade each other by. I would let my students know what is expected of them while they are in groups, and how each member should have a job. Lastly, I would get my students to turn these rubrics in anonymously so they can be better participants in group assignments.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

ezaDyR
ezaDyR
Reps: 100
That is great. Every group and student should be given a rubric. Students should receive an individualized rubric and grade themselves on their work. Also, the group should grade each other on the amount of effort out in.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 4:44 pm

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 4
Posted October 11, 2015 12:33 pm

deRudu
deRudu
Reps: 82
This is a great opportunity to use a fair-share rubric. Fair share rubrics involve a little more work for the teacher, but the result is more equitable than traditional rubrics. Students are all grading each other according to the criteria on the rubric. They assign numbers according to the effect expended by each person. This factors into the final grade. I have found this to be a great way to grade group work/projects. Students are amazingly honest about themselves and their peers. Most of the time, there rubric grades are in-line with what I am witnessing in class.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.