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Abstract Title: Group Formation on Physics Exams
Abstract: As our classrooms become more active and collaborative, we need to consider ways that our assessments can take on the same active and collaborative spirit that our classes have.  One way that has come into practice is through the use of group exams.  In exams at Texas State University and East Carolina University, we have utilized a two-phase exam format while allowing students to form their own groups.  We have analyzed self-reported collaboration data which allows us to consider the ways that classroom furniture changes collaboration patterns.  We also analyze multiple patterns of group dynmaics evident in student responses, using some of the measures developed by Beatty as a model for our study.[1]

[1] I. Beatty, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015,
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Steven Wolf
East Carolina University
Department of Physics
C209 Howell Science Complex
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-328-6739
and Co-Presenter(s)
Cody J. Blakeney, Hunter G. Close

Texas State University, Department of Physics

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