Peer assessment

"Factors influencing student peer assessment." Primrose Freestone, Department of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation, University of Leicester

Presented at the Focus On: Assessment and Feedback day on Friday 1 May 2015

Recording (17 minutes)


Primrose used peer assessment with her 3rd year Microbial Biotechnology students. The students created a mini conference format poster and assessed each other's posters. The students engaged very well and the exercise was successful, however students consistenly gave higher marks than staff even when trained in using the assessment criteria. The difference was less marked when marking anonymously and feedback showed that students found it hard to mark their peers objectively due to friendship factors.

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