Peer-assessment ideas for secondary students

Nicola Davison
28th September 2016
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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.

Teacher tools

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.

Classroom 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.

Visual learners might benefit from using this adaptable tick-box tool, which has the added advantage of enabling learners to accurately level one another, or this clear, pictorial worksheet template.

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.

Asking students to peer assess each other’s essays needn’t be a chore with this colourful feedback mat or this structured production line tool*

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This post was originally published on 4 April 2016, and was refreshed on 28 September 2016.

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