Criteria Accomplished Competent Needs Improvement Limited
Shared Vision &
Team members agree to and are committed to a vision of producing high quality work. Team members are aware of the interdependence of team work, and they strive to fulfill their responsibilities; they are accountable to the team, and they contribute to holding others accountable for the timely completion of quality work. Team members generally agree to a vision of teamwork focused on producing quality work, however, some team members occasionally appear to be working towards goals other than those agreed to by the team.Team members know that teamwork is interdependent,but may lose sight of this as they focus on their own responsibilities; they know that it is important that they hold each other accountable, but are reluctant to do so and make only limited efforts
Team members have some difficulty in committing to a vision for the team and its goals; the team can produce a statement of its vision, but team members are not all dedicated to achieving the vision. Team members don’t fully understand teamwork, or they are not committed to the work of the team; to the extent that they are involved, it is only with their responsibilities; they don’t feel accountable to the team, and do not feel that it their responsibility to hold teammates accountable; the work suffers as a result. Team members cannot agree on a vision of teamwork focused on work—apathy,personal needs of some team members,and disagreements, conflicts, or interpersonal problems among team members prevent agreement. Individuals feel little/no sense of team responsibility, or obligation to teammates; the concern is exclusively with personal responsibilities,and even those may not be seen as an obligation; there is little or no sense of accountability, either of being accountable to the team, or of holding teammates accountable
Mutual Respect,
& Conflict
Team members provide and use constructive feedback to improve their product/ performance. Team members work collegially, sharing ideas, information and suggestions to better accomplish the task. Team conflicts are resolved with minimum disruption to work
Constructive feedback is
mostly accepted and used for improvement
Team members work
collaboratively, though some members feel more free to contribute than others. Team conflicts are resolved, though with some disruption to work. Feedback given is not always constructive, is not usually sought out, and is often questioned
Team members work in part as individuals or small groups, so some team members don’t receive information or ideas. Team conflicts often disrupt work and may require intervention. Feedback is generally not asked for nor given; criticism is not accepted There is little or no teamwork as individuals or groups work independently; no communication/ coordination. The team is generally unable to resolve conflicts without help
Efficient Use of
Team members pay attention to what tasks need doing, and are willing to do the tasks, independent of “job” description or assignment. The team is systematic in finding and using necessary and sufficient information, tools, and resources to accomplish tasks Team members are willing to do tasks beyond their job description or role, but typically require a leader to identify the task and request them to do it. The team can find and use information, tools, and resources, but may use an unsystematic method. Team members tend to be focused exclusively on their direct responsibilities; they might be willing to do other tasks, but do not tend to see them, and often resist when leaders request that they do additional asks.The team approaches the finding and use of tools, information, and resources haphazardly; there are waste and missed opportunities “It’s not my department” — team members display little/no concern for tasks for which they are not directly responsible, or for the undertaking as a whole. There is little evidence that the team can find and use necessary information, tools, and resources, though individual members may be successful
Task is
The team produces a quality product that meets the task requirements, or needs of the situation, and reflects a concern for quality. The team product satisfies the needs of the task, or situation; however, some
refinement and polishing may be needed.
The team product begins to
address the needs of the task, or situation, but is incomplete and/or needs major revision.
The team produces a
significantly flawed product: incomplete or fragmentary; poorly conceived; it is not
appropriate for the task or situation

Source: Eeva Reeder for HS applied-learning projects, © 2001 (