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Assessing Students in Groups
Promoting Group Responsibility and Individual Accountability



January 2004 | 224 pages | Corwin
Assessing Students in Groups: Promoting Group Responsibility and Individual Accountability explains how to form productive groups and assess individual student performance in group work. David W Johnson and Roger T Johnson, prominent experts in cooperative learning, provide many practical resources that teachers can put to immediate use, including scoring sheets, observation forms, learning contracts, classroom activities, and questionnaires.

Key concepts are clearly defined in each chapter and a comprehensive glossary is included.

This user-friendly and insightful guide includes chapters on:

} when and where to use groups

} making groups productive

} developing an assessment plan for groups

} assessing performances of individual group members

} self-assessment in groups

} peer assessment in groups.

This valuable book presents a wide range of procedures for assessment in an easily understood and practical format, and supplies checklists, illustrations, diagrams, and examples in each chapter.

 
Series Editors' Introduction
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. The Power of Cooperative Groups
 
2. Structuring Productive Groups
 
3. Developing an Assessment Plan for Groups
 
4. Using Groups for Individual Assessment
 
5. Assessing Groups as a Whole
 
6. Incorporating Peer Assessment in Groups
 
7. Cultivating Self-Assessment in Groups
 
8. Designing Group Experiences for Assessment
 
9. Putting It All Together
 
References
 
Index

Dianne Johnson

David W. Johnson is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Minnesota. He is Co-Director of the Cooperative Learning Center. He is the recipient of the 2003 Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award from the American Psychologist Association. He held the Emma M. Birkmaier Professorship in Educational Leadership at the University of Minnesota from 1994 to 1997 and the Libra Endowed Chair for Visiting Professor at the University of Maine in 1996-1997. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. He has authored over 400 research articles and book... More About Author

Roger T. Johnson

Roger T. Johnson is a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Minnesota. He holds his doctoral degree from the University of California in Berkeley. He is the Co-Director of the Cooperative Learning Center. His public school teaching experience includes kindergarten through eighth grade instruction in self-contained classrooms, open schools, nongraded situations, cottage schools, and departmentalized (science) schools. He has consulted with schools throughout the world. He taught in the Harvard-Newton Intern Program as a master teacher. He was a curriculum developer with the Elementary Science Study in the Educational... More About Author

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