***Updated for Fall 2011***
The Self and Peer Assessment Tool allows Instructors to create an exercise composed of one or more Questions, each with one or more Criteria, to be presented to their Students for completion and evaluation. These Assessments, along with their Questions and Criteria, can be exported and imported for later use and or use in a different course.
Questions provide structure and content to the Assessment. They can be simple ("What is 2 plus 2?") or complex ("Describe the main reason for the fall of the Roman Empire.").
The Criteria that accompany each Question provide the means to evaluate the responses to those Questions. The number of Criteria can also range from one ("Did the answer = 4?") to many:
You should always check for the following before submitting a Self and Peer Assessment:
Does the response place the issue within the broader context of the subject?
Is the response well organized and clearly laid out?
Was the response proofread carefully? Was it free of significant grammatical, spelling, or typographical errors?
Self and Peer Assessment is a tool designed to facilitate the objective, analytical, and learning comprehension skills of students. Reviewing the work of fellow students through criteria-based reference evaluation allows constructive feedback. The constructive feedback that students give to and receive from their peers can enhance their comprehension of the subject material and provide valuable insights into their own efforts.
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