Research

Peergrade is based on years of academic research, and we want to showcase some of it here. We have done the literature review so you don’t have to.

Main results

Students who engaged with peer-assisted reflection improved success rates by 23%. Student who used calibrated peer review got 11% higher problem scores on the final examination.

Reinholz (2015)

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On a written explanation item included on the final exam, students in the courses using [peer review] outperformed students in similar courses using traditional writing assignments without a peer evaluation element.

Price et al (2016)

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On the tasks analyzed, peer scores were equivalent to our independent evaluations.

Price et al (2016)

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List of papers

The assessment cycle: a model for learning through peer assessment

This paper advances a model describing how peer assessment supports self-assessment. The model is applied to different types of peer assessment activities in undergraduate education.

One model is Peer-assisted reflection (PAR) where students (revise before turning in a final solution. (1) work on a problem, (2) self-reflect, (3) analyse a peer’s work and exchange peer feedback and (4) revise before turning in a final solution.

Another model is Calibrated peer review (CPR) where students are (1) writing and submitting an essay, (2) assessing three calibration essays using a rubric and (3) using the same rubric to assign grades to three anonymous peer essays.

Students who engaged with PAR improved success rates by 23%. Student who used CPR got 11% higher problem scores on the final examination.

Author

Daniel Reinholz Center

Journal

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education vol. 42 – issue 2

Published

11 Feb 2016

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