About the Instrument

Instrument Description

Teamwork skills are essential in the workplace. However, teacher efforts to track progress in the social context have been hindered by a lack of student input and suitable evaluation tools.

The Teamwork Skills Inventory enables students in grades 6-12, in higher education, and in the work place to use peer and self-evaluation skills and benefit from peer feedback.

Twenty-five items present criteria for success that students rely on to report observations. Completion time is 15 minutes.

Instrument Purposes

  • Identify teamwork skills that individuals demonstrate
  • Provide profiles of anonymous feedback from peers
  • Compare feedback from peers with self-impressions
  • Identify strengths for recognition and encouragement
  • Detect learning needs that require further instruction
  • Credit hard workers for their contributions to the team
  • Find slackers who fail to do their share of group work
  • Yield a teamwork skills record for portfolio placement

About the Authors

Paris Strom, Ph.D.

Paris Strom (PhD Arizona State University) is a professor and coordinator of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at Auburn University. His studies include conditions of learning through the lifespan and assessing the school environment to increase student achievement.

Paris’ scholarship has been recognized with awards as the outstanding teacher and researcher at Auburn. He is co-author of Adolescents in the Internet Age (2009), Parenting Young Children (2010), Adult Learning and Relationships (2011) and Learning Throughout Life (2013). Paris has published 100 journal articles and several measurement instruments. He is co-author with Robert Strom of seven books in the IAP Book Series, Lifespan Learning.

Paris can be contacted at stromps@auburn.edu.

Robert Strom, Ph.D.

Robert Strom (PhD University of Michigan) is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at Arizona State University. His studies have involved evaluation of school and family teaching effectiveness.

Bob is the recipient of three Fulbright Scholar research awards from the University of Stockholm, Sweden, University of the Philippines, Manila, and University of Canberra, Australia. He was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Scholar at Waseda University, Tokyo. His publications include 20 books, 400 journal articles, and several measurement instruments.

Robert can be contacted at bob.strom@asu.edu.