Collaborative problem-solving (CPS) skill is an important 21st century skill (Griffin, McGaw, and Care, 2012). However, assessing CPS, particularly in a standardized way, is challenging. The type of collaboration, size of teams, and assessment domain all need to be properly considered when developing a CPS assessment. In this chapter, we outline some practical challenges for developing a large-scale, standardized assessment for CPS and present some strategies to address those challenges. We illustrate these strategies with the Collaborative Science Assessment Prototype (CSAP) developed at Educational Testing Service.
Initial Steps Towards a Standardized Assessment for Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS): Practical Challenges and StrategiesPublications
Author(s): Hao, J., von Davier, A. & Kyllonen, P. C.