Self and peer assessment

Overview

The Self and Peer assessment tool is a way for students to answer questions provided by the lecturer, and then have others in the class (peers) and/or themselves evaluate their answers, guided by a variety of grading criteria also provided by the lecturer, with each worth a specified number of points.

It is useful for class projects and presentations, which traditionally were given as in-class performances. It provides a private peer review option in contrast to the public peer review done in a class or group discussion board.

Self assessment is used for self-guided study while allowing the lecturer to review each student's progress. Well-written grading criteria promote reflective thought about one's own answer and the topic itself.

Peer assessment can be used for formative evaluation and to encourage critical thinking and expression. As the lecturer can review the evaluations separately, they can be used to discuss shortcomings of their reviews with the evaluators.

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