When creating a peer assessment for students, it is often also useful to consider the following:
1. Determine whether you want the activity graded or just for feedback.
Both are valuable, but often teachers find the Peer Assessment Tool an effective way to give accurate Collaboration and Agency grades based on peer observations.
2. Allow for growth in the grading.
If you opt to use peer assessments in the grade, it can be useful to do the assessment multiple times in the project to allow for both candid feedback as well as peer growth. For example, you might decide to do three Peer Collaboration Evaluations over the course of the project. To allow for candid student feedback and accurate assessment, you can plan to have the first one be worth very few points, the middle a moderate amount, and the final one worth the most. That way, a student can give their peers challenging feedback early in the project if necessary with the knowledge that their peer has plenty of time to make positive adjustments and not be negatively affected grade wise.
3. Limiting the number of indicators being assessed.
Receiving feedback in a variety of indicators at the same time can cause students to be overwhelmed and be unsure of what changes to make moving forward. By lowering the number of indicators students complete peer assessments on, students are able to focus their growth in specific targeted areas and makes the peer assessment more impactful for all students.
To learn how to use a Google Form to create a peer assessment, please see How do I create a Google Form to complete a student peer assessment?.
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