Your Name:____________________________________________

Discussion Rubric - Small Group Evaluations

Your group will be assigned to discuss a topic or article. Small groups discussions can be an engaging way to share information, learn about new topics, and develop your reasoning and debate skills. This only works if all members are engaged and participate. Since your instructor cannot observe all groups 100% of the time, you will help evaluate each member of your group.

Name of Group Member: __________________________________________ Topic: _________________

When Leading the Discussion:

Content: Reading level appropriate, valid, scientific, relevant to subject ___3 ___2 ___1
Summarizes with enough information for audience to establish context: ___3 ___2 ___1
Invites contributions from others, rephrases, builds upon ideas: ___3 ___2 ___1
Uses discussion questions to maximize engagement and participation: ___3 ___2 ___1

When Participation in the Discussion:

Is attentive to discussion (no cell phone, doing other homework, etc) ___3 ___2 ___1
Respectful of other members of the group": ___3 ___2 ___1
Participates by adding at least one comment or opinion for each discussion: ___3 ___2 ___1

Name of Group Member: __________________________________________ Topic: _________________

When Leading the Discussion:

Content: Reading level appropriate, valid, scientific, relevant to subject ___3 ___2 ___1
Summarizes with enough information for audience to establish context: ___3 ___2 ___1
Invites contributions from others, rephrases, builds upon ideas: ___3 ___2 ___1
Uses discussion questions to maximize engagement and participation: ___3 ___2 ___1

When Participation in the Discussion:

Is attentive to discussion (no cell phone, doing other homework, etc)___3 ___2 ___1
Respectful of other members of the group": ___3 ___2 ___1
Participates by adding at least one comment or opinion for each discussion: ___3 ___2 ___1

Name of Group Member:__________________________________________ Topic: _________________

When Leading the Discussion:

Content: Reading level appropriate, valid, scientific, relevant to subject ___3 ___2 ___1
Summarizes with enough information for audience to establish context: ___3 ___2 ___1
Invites contributions from others, rephrases, builds upon ideas: ___3 ___2 ___1
Uses discussion questions to maximize engagement and participation: ___3 ___2 ___1

When Participation in the Discussion:

Is attentive to discussion (no cell phone, doing other homework, etc)___3 ___2 ___1
Respectful of other members of the group": ___3 ___2 ___1
Participates by adding at least one comment or opinion for each discussion: ___3 ___2 ___1