ERIC Number: EJ1107948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Team-Based Testing Improves Individual Learning
Vogler, Jane S.; Robinson, Daniel H.
Journal of Experimental Education, v84 n4 p787-803 2016
In two experiments, 90 undergraduates took six tests as part of an educational psychology course. Using a crossover design, students took three tests individually without feedback and then took the same test again, following the process of team-based testing (TBT), in teams in which the members reached consensus for each question and answered until they were correct. Students took the other three tests individually with feedback. All students were individually tested over a portion of this content two weeks later and again after two months. Independent samples t tests revealed that TBT students scored higher when retested two months later than those who took the test individually. Finally, three-fourths of the students reported that they enjoyed TBT more than individual testing. Although TBT requires more class time to administer, it appears to be beneficial for long-term student learning.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Group Testing, Teamwork, Educational Psychology, Feedback (Response), Cooperative Learning, Academic Achievement, Learning, Individual Testing, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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