This study, conducted at Buford Middle School, examined the effects of using personality tests to create student learning pairs. Four seventh grade classes were examined. The content, instruction, and instructor were the same for all classes. Three of four classes had students grouped in learning pairs based on the results of personality tests. The control group consisted of students grouped randomly into learning pairs. A teacher developed exam similar to the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for Life Science was used as the pretest and the CRCT was used as the posttest. No significant differences were found; however, specific student populations did exhibit gains in their posttest scores.
Humble, J. E. and R. A. Penwell-Cooper
"Assigning Collaborative Learning Pairs Based on Personality Testing,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 68, No. 2, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol68/iss2/2