Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

NACTA Journal

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.

JEL Classification

A22, I21, I23

Comments

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