Cooperative Classroom Testing discusses the application of cooperative learning principles in a classroom-testing environment. Using the 'Cooperative Testing Environment Model,' this book demonstrates the role of the teacher and students in both K-12 and higher education classrooms. The book features an in-depth analysis of test scores from 1999 to 2001, reflections and observations of groups implementing the model, and a brief literature review of key cooperative learning principles and factors used in a variety of cooperative testing arrangements. All of this material helps to illustrate how this model enhances the test performance of small teacher-selected groups and leads to rewarding academic and social experiences. Cooperative Classroom Testing is a hands-on, accessible guide for implementing cooperative learning principles during general instruction or testing situations.
Larry G. Hanshaw is Associate Professor of Secondary Science Education at the University of Mississippi. He earned his M.Ed. in Natural Sciences & Education from the University of Delaware, and his Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Hanshaw has authored numerous refereed articles and reviews for professional journals in the fields of education and science.
Chapter 1 Preface and Overview Chapter 2 Utilizing Cooperative Learning Principles within a Cooperative Testing Environment Chapter 3 Cooperative Learning and Testing Principles at Work Chapter 4 Applying the Cooperative Testing Environment Model in the Classroom Chapter 5 Cooperative Classroom Testing: Qualitative Considerations Chapter 6 Appendix Chapter 7 References Chapter 8 Index