Using a SAAC EZ form completed during spring '12, this CAT documents improvements based upon suggestions in the original document (see attachment). For Fall '12, the grading rubric was revised, group formation was made earlier, and a group contract was added to the project based upon the document provided by a finished CAT titled "Increasing Group Accountability with a Contract". Results:
- New grading rubric allowed the assessment of the students' performance to be more objective (see attachment), providing insight as to how they scored the grade.
- Separation of the class into four person groups early in the course allowed for better cohesion amongst one another before the test day, increasing the average final practical grade from 83% to 87%.
- The group contract increased responsibilty. Average ratings of team members amongst themselves went down from 97% down to 88%, suggesting that the contract made students more aware of the work load that each team member completed, holding each other more accountable.