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ERIC Number: ED471984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 10
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Formative Classroom Assessment Using Cooperative Groups: Vygotsky and Random Assignment.
Klecker, Beverly M.
The formative classroom assessment using cooperative groups described in this paper has four purposes: (1) to increase students' understanding of concepts through verbal interaction with peers; (2) to provide feedback to the instructor on the cognitive processes students use to answer questions; (3) to reinforce the classroom learning environment; and (4) to model a variety of assessment methods. The assessment is based on the work of L. Vygotsky, among others. Students are randomly assigned to groups of four or five just before the test materials are distributed. Each student receives a test booklet and a scantron sheet for his or her answers, to be marked after discussion with the group. Group consensus is neither required nor encouraged. Student reaction to this assessment format has been uniformly positive. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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