In today's world, we are require to instill 21st Century Skills in our students. One of those skills is to be able to work with others to solve "real world" problems. I came across an idea on the wonderful world wide web: collaborative testing.
With collaborative testing, our students work with a few other students to come up with answers, and as expected, generally score higher on those assessments as opposed to independent test taking. I thought this was an interesting idea - one I definitely will be incorporating in my class for the 2013-2014 school year. However, I will be having students take the assessments independently first, then working in groups to answer the questions. I believe I will then average out the two test scores, putting more weight on the first assessment.
Any thoughts about this?