Performance assessment often uses a combination of individual and cooperative learning. Group work may be used as the initial step to engage students and to allow for a diversity of ideas to emerge. Sometimes, the whole project is done through group work; in this case, individuals should have specific tasks for which they are accountable. For example, if the group’s task is to write a newspaper for a day during the English Revolution, each person in the group should write one article while the group as a whole can work together to plan the sequence of articles. The individual’s assessment is for the article. There is no group grade except for the format of the newspaper. Individuals are accountable for their work and the group has a goal for overall quality and completion of tasks. Before anything has begun for a cooperative learning activity, contracts should be completed by group members with teacher assistance and approval. Student generated contracts promote participation by all group members.