The following rubric describes levels of competence in completing team homework assignments. Levels correspond roughly to letter grades (4 = A, 1 = F), although criteria will vary somewhat depending upon the nature and level of the class. 

Level Criteria
  Individual assignment (75%)
4 All relevant components are clearly and fully addressed in the student's own words.  The response demonstrates detailed knowledge of the most important features of the assigned topic, as well as relation of the topic to larger historical periods, trends, and concepts.  Page references to textbook included.
3 Most relevant components are adequately addressed, with no more than one component vague or incorrect.  The response demonstrates general knowledge of the assigned topic, as well as relation of item to larger historical periods, trends, and concepts. Page references to textbook included for most items.
2 Many relevant components of an identification--who, what, when, where, why--are adequately addressed, with no more than two components missing or incorrect.  The response demonstrates some knowledge of the assigned topic, though several parts are poorly paraphrased from the textbook. Relation of item to larger historical periods, trends, and concepts vague.
1 Several relevant assignment components missing or incorrect.  The response is copied from the text without citation and demonstrates little understanding of the assignment. Relation of item to larger historical periods, trends, and concepts missing or incorrect.
  Teamwork (25%)
4 Team plans assignment carefully, defining assignment components and distributing responsibilities to all members. Team turns in assignment together, with completed Team Assignment Plan showing evidence of substantial collaboration outside of class.  Individual components indicate team name and relation to the team project as well as clear understanding of team plan (e.g., no overlaps or unnecessary redundancy). Shows evidence that team has shared work (e.g. photocopies).
3 Team plans assignment, distributing responsibilities to all members. Team turns in assignment together, with completed Team Assignment Plan showing evidence of some collaboration outside of class.  Individual components indicate team name and relation to the team project as well as understanding of team plan, with little overlap or unnecessary redundancy. Shows evidence that team has shared work (e.g. photocopies).
2 Team plans assignment, though some assignments are vague or unnecessarily redundant. Some parts of team assignment are turned in separately and/or late. Little evidence of collaboration outside of class.  Individual components indicate team name and relation to the team project as well as understanding of team plan, with little overlap or unnecessary redundancy. No evidence that team has shared work.
1 Team plan missing or inadequate.  Overlapping or redundant individual assignments. No evidence of collaboration outside of class. Individual assingments turned in separately, do not include team name, and/or display no understanding of team assignment. No evidence team has shared work.