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Assessing Students in Groups: Promoting Group Responsibility and Individual Accountability

by David Johnson and Roger Johnson Corwin Press
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Pbk 224 pages
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Cooperative groups work to make each member a more successful student.

Compelling research conclusively proves that group learning increases students' academic and social skills. Many teachers use cooperative groups in their classrooms, but they can be extremely difficult to implement and even harder to assess.

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
Designed for teachers, principals, and staff developers, Assessing Students in Groups is also an essential resource for district and state-level administrators and pre-service teachers.

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

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 chapters. He is the author of over 40 books. He is a past editor of the American Educational Research Journal. He is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding research and teaching from a wide variety of organiza-tions. He is an organizational consultant to schools and businesses and is a psychotherapist. 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 Development Center at Harvard University. For three summers, he taught classes in the British Primary Schools at the University of Sussex near Brighton, England. He has been honored with national awards from numerous organizations. He is the author of numerous research articles, book chapters, and books.