Peer-assessment ideas for secondary students
Tools and activities to encourage effective peer assessment in class
Peer assessment is an important part of the assessment for learning process and can have an enormous impact on your learners’ understanding of key teaching points and, ultimately, their progress. As such, we’ve highlighted a few tools to help you make the most of opportunities for peer assessment in your secondary classroom.
Get started with this simple teacher guide, which includes step-by-step instructions and examples of ways to embed peer assessment into your practice. For more ideas, this short video demonstrates a selection of effective techniques to use in the classroom, while this series of slides offers a variety of ready-to-use activities.
Feedback frames provide a structured way of allowing pupils to assess one another’s work effectively. These eye-catching display posters* are a great starting point as they not only outline the peer-assessment process, but also contain some useful sentence starters.
For more thoughtful written feedback, these one-page Dirt guides for teachers and students can help to establish regular reflection time, while this well-structured worksheet suits a more in-depth approach.
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This post was originally published on 4 April 2016, and was refreshed on 28 September 2016.