The rapidly growing literature on teamwork and collaborative problem solving suggests that these skills are becoming increasingly important in today’s organizations. However, significant developments in the evaluation of these skills are occurring within different research communities, often independently of one another.

In November 2014, Educational Testing Service (ETS) hosted a two-day working meeting organized around five thematic panels that brought together researchers in organizational teaming, educational collaboration, tutoring, simulation, gaming, and statistical and psychometric process modeling.  Practitioners and researchers who approach teamwork and collaborative problem solving from different perspectives met at the Innovative Assessment of Collaboration 2014 in Arlington, Virginia to share insights and contribute to the development of reliable and valid collaborative assessment.

Please see the program for the symposium, as well as, videos from the event immediately below. Links to the presentation slides can be found in the Presentation Slide tab on this website.

Full Program Booklet

Presentations from the Symposium

Welcome & Opening Session: Evaluation of Team Performance in Organizations
Welcome, Day One: Alina von Davier, Educational Testing Service
Opening Remarks: Gerald Goodwin, US Army Research Institute
Moderator: Patrick Kyllonen, Educational Testing Service
Speakers:
Eduardo Salas, University of Central Florida
Leslie DeChurch, Georgia Institute of Technology
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
Stephen Fiore, University of Central Florida

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Evaluation of Students Working Together in Tutoring Environments, Games, and Simulations
Moderator: Alina von Davier, Educational Testing Service
Speakers:
Art Graesser, University of Memphis
Carolyn Penstein Rosé, Carnegie Mellon University
Vincent Aleven, Carnegie Mellon University
Nikol Rummel, Ruhr-Universität Bochum & Carnegie Mellon University
Saad Khan, Educational Testing Service

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Evaluation of Collaborative Problem Solving Performance in Educational Settings
Moderator: Art Graesser, University of Memphis
Speakers:
Patrick Griffin, University of Melbourne
Paul Borysewicz, Educational Testing Service
Eric Steinhauer, Educational Testing Service
Alina von Davier, Educational Testing Service
Patrick Kyllonen, Educational Testing Service

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Statistical Models of Dependent Process Data
Welcome, Day Two: Alina von Davier, Educational Testing Service
Moderator: Patrick Kyllonen, Educational Testing Service
Speakers:
Peter Halpin, New York University
Ronald Stevens, University of California, Los Angeles
Yoav Bergner, Educational Testing Service
Jiangang Hao, Educational Testing Service

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Statistical Models for Collaboration and Group Dynamics; Final Session & Closing Remarks
Moderator: Alina von Davier, Educational Testing Service
Speakers:
Sy-Miin Chow, Penn State University
Tracy Sweet, University of Maryland, College Park
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
Closing Remarks: Scott Paris, Educational Testing Service
Summary: Patrick Kyllonen, Educational Testing Service

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