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West Lafafayette, Indiana

Abstract

student’s ability to work in a team setting is vital to their college career as well as their work life and therefore it is often a significant factor in a corporate hiring process. Recognizing this need, a number of U.S. undergraduate programs as well as many K-12 instructors, particularly the ones in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses use team or project based courses in their curricula. Hundred’s of these programs, including K-12, also use a teamwork formation and assessment system, CATME (Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness), that asks students to assess the teamwork behavior of their peers. Much work has been done in the use of teams in K-12 but not on the analysis of teamwork behavior and the effective use of teams. The goal of our research was to determine whether or not K-12 students behave similarly to First Year Engineering (FYE) students, in particular, when they rate their peers as well as when they are being rated - is the quality of peer evaluations performed by K-12 students similar to the quality of peer evaluations performed by First Year Engineering (FYE) students?

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Peer Evaluation Behavior of First Year Engineering (FYE) students and K-12 students

West Lafafayette, Indiana

student’s ability to work in a team setting is vital to their college career as well as their work life and therefore it is often a significant factor in a corporate hiring process. Recognizing this need, a number of U.S. undergraduate programs as well as many K-12 instructors, particularly the ones in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses use team or project based courses in their curricula. Hundred’s of these programs, including K-12, also use a teamwork formation and assessment system, CATME (Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness), that asks students to assess the teamwork behavior of their peers. Much work has been done in the use of teams in K-12 but not on the analysis of teamwork behavior and the effective use of teams. The goal of our research was to determine whether or not K-12 students behave similarly to First Year Engineering (FYE) students, in particular, when they rate their peers as well as when they are being rated - is the quality of peer evaluations performed by K-12 students similar to the quality of peer evaluations performed by First Year Engineering (FYE) students?