Good practice: Assess team output and individual student contributions and understanding
Assessing team performance provides incentive for student groups to work together. Assessing individual contributions to the team allows students to indicate the relative contributions of their teammates. Assessing individual performance also provides an opportunity for each student to reflect on their own learning process and to demonstrate individual understanding of the material. Your assessments, whether of the work of individuals or the team, should be designed to measure and align with your learning outcomes. When designing your assessments ask yourself what evidence from students would demonstrate that the team and each individual can meet your learning outcomes.
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