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The Whole is Greater than the Sum: An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Team Based Learning on Student Achievement
NACTA Journal
  • Georgeanne M. Artz, Iowa State University
  • Keri Jacobs, Iowa State University
  • Christian R. Boessen, University of Missouri
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Abstract
We examine whether teams exert a positive influence on student test scores in three Team Based Learning (TBL) courses at two different universities. We find positive and significant effects on individual exam scores for students at all levels of the ability distribution; on average, an individual’s exam score increases roughly 6 points for every 10 point increase in their teammates’ average score. In addition, we find that these positive effects vary little across the ability distribution of teams and individuals, suggesting that the TBL method benefits a continuum of student abilities.
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This is a manuscript of a forthcoming article from NACTA Journal (2016). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Georgeanne M. Artz, Keri Jacobs and Christian R. Boessen. "The Whole is Greater than the Sum: An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Team Based Learning on Student Achievement" NACTA Journal (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/georgeanne-artz/17/