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ERIC Number: ED422305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessing Team Performance.
Trimble, Susan; Rottier, Jerry
Interdisciplinary middle school level teams capitalize on the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Administrators and team members can maximize the advantages of teamwork using team assessments to increase the benefits for students, teachers, and the school environment. Assessing team performance can lead to high performing teams and public documentation of the benefits for students. By documenting the benefits for students, teachers, and schools, team assessments can justify the cost of common planning time for teachers and other staff members. Principals play a key role in the assessment process. Other key participants are team leaders, team members, and parents. Team assessment tools measure the current state of how the team works together and what the team produces. Assessments follow seven steps: determine the criteria of best practices, choose the assessment tool, collect data, determine discrepancies, target areas for improvement, set goals, and monitor and adjust. There are several categories of instruments used to assess team performance, including student achievement, student welfare, team effectiveness, team meeting, team process, and team leadership. The five appendixes offer: (1) the Team Effectiveness Critique for gauging team members' perceptions of 10 dimensions of caring, (2) the Team Process Inventory, (3) the Team Meeting Observation Form, (4) the Team Process Instrument, and (5) Team Leaders Metaphors (which generates discussion among team leaders in focus groups). (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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