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Handbook for Assessment in and of Collaborative Learning

This Handbook for Assessment in and of Collaborative Learning, developed and edited by Evergreen University’s Washington Center’s Evaluation Committee, provides a set of assessment tools for college teachers and staff involved in collaborative learning and in learning communities. The authors describe approaches they have found effective in their own classrooms - approaches which reflect their concept of assessment as an integral part of the teaching and learning process.

The Handbook is divided into two sections. Articles in the first section address assessment in collaborative learning environments, while those in the second section discuss assessment of collaborative learning environments. The authors assume that readers are involved in collaborative learning settings either as beginners or as long-time practitioners, and may be looking for ways to improve their practice, account for it, or both. They see the need for assessment approaches that both “prove” and “improve” learning.