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Grading in Cooperative Learning

These some options for grading students in cooperative learning situations:

  • Individual score plus bonus points based on all members reaching criterion.

Criteria

Bonus

Students

Scores

Bonus

Total

100

15 points

Bill

100

10

110

90-99

10 points

Mary

95

10

105

80-89

5 points

Mark

90

10

100

 

  • Individual score plus bonus points based on lowest score. 

Criteria

Bonus

Students

Scores

Bonus

Total

90-100

6 points

Bill

93

2

95

80-89

4 points

Mary

85

2

87

70-79

2 points

Mark

78

2

80

  • Individual score plus group average. 

Student

Individual score

Group average

Final score

Bill

66

79

145

Alex

89

79

168

Carlos

75

79

154

Maria

86

79

165

  • Individual score plus bonus based on improvement scores. Bonus points are awarded on the basis of whether team members percentage on the current test is higher than the average percentage on all past tests. 

  • Summing up member’s individual scores. If group members scored 95, 80, 90, and 90 each student gets the score of 360. 

  • Averaging the members’ individual scores. If the members’ scores are 90, 95, 85, and 90, then each group member would receive 90 points. 

  • Group score on a single product. All group members receive the same score that is the grade obtained on a single group product (Johnson, Johnson, Holubec, 1998).

Reference

           Johnson, D., Johnson, R.& Holubec, E. (1998).Cooperation in the classroom. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.