Journal article

Measuring Collaborative Problem Solving Using Mathematics-Based Tasks

S-ME Harding, P Griffin, N Awwal, M Alom, C Scoular

AERA Open | American Educational Research Association | Published : 2017


This study describes an online method of measuring individual students’ collaborative problem-solving abilities using four interactive mathematics-based tasks, with students working in pairs. Process stream data were captured from 3,000 students who completed the tasks in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Singapore, and Finland. The data were transformed into indicators of collaborative problem-solving ability and were analyzed using item response modeling. The assessments employed in this study can be used as a teaching tool for introduction to algebraic concepts and as a measurement instrument for collaborative problem-solving ability. The paper describes the construction, ..

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Awarded by ARC-SRI: Science of Learning Research Centre

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded in part by ARC-SRI: Science of Learning Research Centre (Project No. SR1203000015) Australia, as a secondary data analysis from the ATC21S (Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills) project conducted 2009 to 2012.