The difference between formative and summative assessment
In our last blog post, we introduced formative assessment, talked about its strengths and where it fits into lesson planning. Formative assessment’s role in encouraging metacognition and peer cooperation is thoroughly qualitative. It’s focused on the individual students, their needs, and strengthening their learning process. We also mentioned summative assessment as a complementary form of […]
How do people perceive peer feedback?
In this series of blog posts, we will dive into the literature around peer review and peer feedback. Each post will summarize the main findings of a different academic paper, find all our research summaries here. Academics’ perceptions of the benefits and challenges of self and peer assessment in higher education Authors: Chie Adachi, Deakin […]
How effective is peer feedback for learning?
In this series of blog posts we will dive into the literature around peer review and peer feedback. Each post will summarize the main findings of a different academic paper, find all our research summaries here. Improving the effectiveness of peer feedback for learning Authors: Sarah Gielen, Elien Peeters, Filip Dochy, Patrick Onghena, Katrien Stuyven […]
A recap of PeergradeCon
March 13th we hosted the first Peergrade Conference, aptly named PeergradeCon. We decided to host PeergradeCon because we wanted to get us Peergraders out from behind our desks and meeting all our users. And to get our users meeting each other! Of course, we invited all our users and also opened up the invite to […]
How to create effective Feedback Rubrics – The ebook
This is an updated version of our popular 2017 Guide to Feedback Rubrics with new examples and more great insight into how to implement peer feedback and rubrics. Feedback rubrics are so much more than a matrix, or a single point rubric. A feedback rubric ties together all the good parts of other rubrics and encourages […]
What is formative assessment?
Welcome to our deep dive on formative assessment. If you’re looking for the quick answer just scroll down for the tl;dr (too long; didn’t read). Otherwise join us as we take a look at what makes formative assessment so important. Formative assessment is a diagnostic tool that I’m sure each of us has used in […]
The learning benefits of providing peer reviews
In this series of blog posts we will dive into the literature around peer review and peer feedback. Each post will summarize the main findings of a different academic paper, find all our research summaries here. Technology-Enhanced Peer Review: Benefits and Implications of Providing Multiple Reviews. 2017 Authors: Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Thomas D. Lagkas, and Stavros N. […]