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ERIC Number: EJ980112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
An Approach to Assign Individual Marks from a Team Mark: The Case of Australian Grading System at Universities
Nepal, Kali Prasad
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v37 n5 p555-562 2012
This study uses a new approach to assign individual marks from a team mark using individual contributions to a teamwork product. A team member's contribution to a teamwork product, in the form of an individual weighting factor, is calculated using team members' co-assessment. A comparison of the proposed approach with existing methods has been discussed with the help of a typical teamwork example. The approach has been refined to make it applicable for the Australian grading system at universities. It has been implemented in a large undergraduate engineering course to observe its effectiveness in practice. The results show that the method encourages teamwork, penalises below-average contributions and rewards above-average contributions. An analysis of a students' perception survey shows that students prefer the approach over alternative approaches. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia