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Grading Group Work

Christine Harrington Professor, Psychology and Student Success - Middlesex County College

Group projects are a great way to promote the development of many important skills while allowing students the opportunity to dive deeper into course content. However, I’m sure I’m not alone in my struggle to figure out the best way to grade group work. Over the course of the past fifteen years, I have been continually asking myself whether I should use group grades, individual grades, or a combination of both. I also wonder about whether group members should be active participants in this process.