ERIC Number: ED434156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Assessing Group Process during Collaborative Problem-Solving.
Wilczenski, Felicia L.; Bontrager, Terry; Ventrone, Paula; Correia, Margaret
This study developed a method to assess group process in a collaborative problem-solving situation. Participants were 32 fifth- and sixth-grade students. Students in seven collaborative groups worked on a two-part mathematics problem first individually, then in groups, and finally individually again. Groups engaging in behaviors that facilitated collaboration obtained higher group and individual accuracy scores on a challenging problem set. High achieving students were influential in group problem-solving outcomes. Group scores did not reflect the individual achievement of low-achieving students. Examining collaborative group process and outcomes offers a new direction in functional and contextualized assessment for school psychologists. Two appendixes contain a problem set and illustrative transcripts of student work. (Contains 33 references and three tables.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (107th, Boston, MA, August 20-24, 1999).