Group Work Rubric
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An example of a rubric to assess group work performance
The following example of a group work rubric was created by Cornell University's Center for Teaching Innovation.
4 - Advanced / Exceeds expectations
3 - Competent / Meets expectations
2 - Progressing / Does not fully meet expectations
1 - Beginning / Does not meet expectations
|Contributions, attitudes||Always willing to help and do more. Routinely offered useful ideas. Always displays a positive attitude.||Cooperative. Usually offered useful ideas. Generally displays a positive attitude.||Sometimes cooperative. Sometimes offered useful ideas. Rarely displays a positive attitude.||Seldom cooperative. Rarely offers useful ideas. Is disruptive.|
|Cooperation with others||Did more than others–highly productive. Works extremely well with others. Never argues.||Did their part of the work-cooperative. Works well with others. Rarely argues.||Could have done more of the work–has difficulty. Requires structure, directions, and leadership. Argues sometimes.||Did not do any work–does not contribute. Does not work well with others. Usually argues with teammates.|
|Focus, commitment||Tries to keep people working together. Almost always focused on the task and what needs to be done. Is very self-directed.||Does not cause problems in the group. Focuses on the task and what needs to be done most of the time. Can count on this person.||Sometimes not a good team member. Sometimes focuses on the task and what needs to be done. Must be prodded and reminded to keep on task.||Often is not a good team member. Does not focus on the task and what needs to be done. Lets others do the work.|
|Team role, fulfillment||Participated in all group meetings. Assumed leadership role as necessary. Did the work that was assigned by the group.||Participated in most group meetings. Provided leadership when asked. Did most of the work assigned by the group.||Participated in some group meetings. Provided some leadership. Did some of the work assigned by the group.||Participated in few or no group meetings. Provided no leadership. Did little or no work assigned by the group.|
|Ability to communicate||Always listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Provided effective feedback to other members. Relays a great deal of information – all relates to the topic.||Usually listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Sometimes talks too much. Provided some effective feedback to others. Relays some basic information–most relates to the topic.||Often listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Usually does most of the talking–rarely listens to others. Provided little feedback to others. Relays very little information–some relates to the topic.||Rarely listens to, shares with, or supports the efforts of others. Is always talking and never listens to others. Provided no feedback to others. Does not relay any information to teammates.|
|Correctness||Work is complete, well organized, has no errors and is done on time or early.||Work is generally complete, meets the requirements of the task, and is mostly done on time.||Work tends to be disorderly, incomplete, not accurate, and is usually late.||Work is generally sloppy and incomplete, has excessive errors and is mostly late or not at all.|