Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 24

Volume 24 Number 4, Pages 281-289

Winter 2013


Evaluating the Impact and Determinants of Student Team Performance: Using LMS and CATME Data


Lynn M. Braender
Michele I. Naples

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ 08628, USA

Abstract: Practitioners find it difficult to allocate grades to individual students based on their contributions to the team project. They often use classroom observation of teamwork and student peer evaluations to differentiate an individual’s grade from the group’s grade, which can be subjective and imprecise. We used objective data from student activity logs from our Learning Management System (LMS) as well as peer evaluations from the Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness’ website (CATME.org) to determine impacts on team grades and peer evaluations. We found that student activity in our LMS and conflict scores from peer evaluations (CATME) do correlate with grades, as do GPAs and credits earned at the College. We also found that, while the class was in session, we could use the data from the LMS and CATME scores to intervene with those teams that were experiencing conflict to help them learn productive conflict-resolution skills.

Keywords: Team projects, Assessment, Peer evaluation, Learning management system (LMS)

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Recommended Citation: Braender, L. M. & Naples, M. I. (2013). Evaluating the Impact and Determinants of Student Team Performance: Using LMS and CATME Data. Journal of Information Systems Education, 24(4), pp. 281-289.