Study Group Grading Rules
I believe that group assignments are an important method of teaching teamwork.
Nevertheless, even within teams it is important to reward superlative performance
(of both types).
This year in APS 425 group assignments will be graded according to the following
rules. For all group assignments (i.e., homework, cases, or projects), the
total group score equals the average group score (weighted by the number of
possible points for each assignment) times the number of students in the group.
On the last day of class 12/4/2012), each group will turn in their grade-allocation
If one group member's signature is missing, the grade allocation sheet is valid
and binding on all members. If two or more signatures are missing, the allocation
sheet is invalid and the group's score will be allocated equally among the members
(thus, if you plan to award equal points to all group members, you do not
have to turn in a grade-allocation sheet). I will not arbitrate disputes
among group members. No grade allocation sheets will be accepted after December
- the percentage (summing to 100%) of the total group score that each member
by name is to receive towards his/her final grade, and
- the signature of each group member.
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