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Peer Assessment Handout

Peer Assessment Handout

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Peer Assessment: How to Help Students Give Good-Quality Feedback by Mylène DiPenta is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Peer Assessment:
How to help students give good quality feedback
Mylène DiPentaFaculty, Electronic Engineering Technician, Kingstec Campusmylene.dipenta@nscc.ca
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Introductions and Definitions
Assessment: helping students improve
Informal conversation with teacher
In-class exercises
HomeworkExamples of peer assessment in my program:
Evaluation: giving students a grade
Chapter test
Peer Assessment: students helping each otherimprove
Two students compare their shop work beforeturning it in
A student helps a classmate troubleshoot a lab
that’s not working
Students write feedback to each other aboutparticipation in a group projectQuestions about peer assessment:
Peer Evaluation: students grading each other
Students assign a grade to each other’s
participation in a group project
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Peer Assessment: How and Why?
Why use peer assessment?
Students benefit from getting more feedback
It’s easier to see other people’s mistakes than your
It’s easier to see other people’s strengths than
your own
Students practice using good judgement andrespectful criticism
Teachers spend less time giving simple feedback,so they can focus on more complex feedback that
students can’t provide
Rate the quality of this feedback
This joint is shiny and clean, but it is lumpy.2.
You should redo this joint, but use a higher temperature.3.
This is a good-quality joint. Good job cleaning it so thoroughly.4.
This joint is nice and shiny, well-cleaned.5.
This joint is a bit lumpy, but it’s really clean and shiny. You’re great at
This joint is shiny and clean, but it is lumpy. Good job cleaning it sothoroughly.7.
This joint is shiny and clean, but it is lumpy
you might have used atemperature that was too low. Try using a higher temperature next time.8.
This joint is shiny and clean, but it is lumpy. Use a higher temperature
next time. Don’t worry, you’re great at soldering!
Write an example of high-quality feedback:
Score(out of 3)
Good-quality feedback should:
Identify strengths and weaknesses using clearcriteria
Give specific suggestions for how to improve
Focus on the student’s work, not their talent or
Example #1: Assessing a Performance Task
Criteria for good quality soldering:

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