Collaboration Rubric Elementary School-2nd Grade

NewTech Network describes collaboration as the ability to be a productive member of diverse teams through strong interpersonal communication, a commitment to shared success, leadership, and initiative. This rubric focuses on specific aspects of individual collaboration. The indicators (bullets) 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

Constructs Being Measured
How to Access and Cite

Effective collaboration looks similar at the 5th and 2nd-grade level, although the sophistication of the projects and problems addressed will change, as will the sophistication of student roles and tasks. In addition, the 2nd-grade rubric focuses on a slightly smaller set of dimensions (rows) and indicators (bullets) than the 5th-grade rubric. We encourage lower elementary users to adjust your focus dimensions by class or grade level if you find that useful and to feel free to supplement with language that works well for your students and context.

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Outcome Families
Programmatic Purpose
Classroom-level data and feedback
Program-level monitoring and evaluation
Instrument Characteristics
Type of items: 

Group tasks

Original target population: 

Grade 2: 7-8 years old

Applicable Grade Levels
Points to Consider

For more guidance on measuring student learning and best practices in adapting measurement tools to your contexts, check out the Portal page on Monitoring and Evaluation. You can also contact Alvin Vista (Knowledge Lead, Student Outcomes) and Robbie Dean (Director of Research) for specific questions.