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It’s important to remember that most students have never formally assessed another student. Nor have they given or received formal feedback. Not fully explaining the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of peer assessment will result in confusion, resentment, anger and a few tears shed. Because of this, we have endeavoured to provide you with the tools needed to ensure that the peer assessment process goes well for you and your students.

Peer Feedback Videos

General Overview

This TEDx video is also a fantastic resource to introduce students to the importance of giving and receiving feedback.

Giving Feedback for Strong Performance

Peer Assessment Presentation Slides

The following slide deck is the same as the one used in the video. If you’d rather use slides to introduce your students to Peer Assess Pro rather than a video, then click the download link and you can create your own copy that you can edit as you see fit.

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When introducing students to peer assessment, we’ve found that they typically have the following questions:

These questions are addressed also in the Peer Assessment Presentation Slides.

Exercise: Develop marking rubric

Having students develop a marking rubric for the 10 different attributes that they will encounter on the Peer Assess Pro Survey helps to ensure that they have a better understanding of the standards, gradations, and expectations of each of the attributes being assessed. Students also feel as if they have a “voice” within the classroom.

View the rubric template here

Further resources for students

Further guidance for students is presented here

peer assessment for Team Projects

Peer Assess Pro enhances the fairness and effectiveness of team work using teammate peer assessment. Peer Assess Pro provides team members with personal reports that encourage timely, constructive conversations around team members’ strengths, and opportunities to improve a member’s contribution to their team’s future achievement.