In team-based testing, students first take the test individually and see their overall score without knowing which questions they missed. They then take the same test as part of a team. This form of testing is a form of cooperative learning, which has been known to enhance individual learning since the 1980’s. Students who participate in group testing are not only successful on the tests taken with others, but perform better individually in the long run (see this study). By encouraging students to explain why some answers are better than others and engage in discussion with others, these tests give students a more in-depth understanding of content while also helping students practice critical thinking and professional interpersonal skills. Read more here.
examN+’s iRAT/tRAT test scheduling automates this entire process; it automatically administers tests individually (during the iRAT phase) and then creates groups (during the tRAT phase) and schedules a test for each group.