In designing our collaboration rubric, we drew a distinction between individual and group behaviors. While both are important for successful collaboration, distinguishing between the two provides useful guidance for how to support and assess student progress.
The Individual Collaboration Rubric focuses on specific aspects of individual collaboration. The indicators are designed to be simple and accessible to students using the Peer Evaluation Tool as well as instructive to guide group conversations. The number of dimensions (rows) for this rubric makes it unlikely a teacher would use it in its entirety. A teacher might opt to focus on particular rows by project or a school might focus on particular indicators in particular grade levels. Schools may also find opportunities to bring additional collaboration and project management skills to extend this outcome as their students grow as collaborators and we encourage you to do so.
Individual Collaboration – High School
Collaboration involves behaviors under the control of individual group members including effort they put into group tasks, their manner of interacting with others in the group, and the quantity and quality of contributions they make to group discussions.