Student Peer Evaluation 

What is Student Peer Evaluation?

Student peer evaluation is a framework by which students submit academic work for evaluation by other students in the same course. It is loosely modeled on scholarly peer review. The focus of review may be on written assignments, participation in group projects, presentations, or any other course work. Feedback can be anonymous or identified, from the entire class or from small groups. Instructors can include peer assessment scores in the official mark for an assignment or the feedback can be just informational. 

What is the purpose of Student Peer Evaluation? 

Student peer evaluation increases engagement with course material by examining and synthesizing other perspectives on course assignments. They can be used to gauge students contributions to group work when they are evaluated by their team members. Students can receive rapid feedback from other students, and allow them to become aware of the grading process, which can help them to improve their own work on future course assignments. Lastly, student peer evaluation fosters a collaborative pedagogical experience amongst students.

How to use Student Peer Evaluation 

Begin by providing guidelines about how to provide constructive feedback, and clearly outlining rules and etiquette for feedback. Consider using a Rubric to guide the feedback provided.

Forums, Wikis, and Lessons are all tools in OWL that can be used for Peer Evaluation.

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