ERIC Number: EJ582915
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Equity Issues in Collaborative Group Assessment: Group Composition and Performance.
Webb, Noreen M.; Nemer, Kariane M.; Chizhik, Alexander W.; Sugrue, Brenda
American Educational Research Journal, v35 n4 p607-61 Win 1998
Investigated the effects of group ability composition on group processes and outcomes in science performance assessments. Findings from 21 eighth-grade science classes (445 students) show that group ability composition has a great impact on performance and that heterogeneous groups provide more of a benefit for below-average students than a detriment for high-ability students. Contains 53 references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research supported in part by the Academic Senate on Research, Los Angeles Division, University of California and Grant Number R117G10027 to the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 4-8, 1996).