ADDING VALUE TO THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Kevin Roberts

Abstract


Peer assessment was used to increase achievement of Minimum/Aspirational Target Grades and potential Value Added Scores as learners were asked to grade exemplar pieces of an upcoming assignment. Assessment criteria, grading grids and definitions of the assessment verbs were available in completing this before being expected to submit their own version of the same assignment three weeks later. Following submission, data were collected via questionnaires, focus group meetings, unit front sheet comments and their own assessment grade. The findings demonstrated that this process was beneficial, supporting learners in achieving better grades, understanding the assessment process and developing assignment writing skills.

Keywords


peer assessment; assessment

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