In practical subjects peer evaluations of students' work tend to be very simple. Students create simple paper based questionnaires and allow other students to review their work. The results are difficult to analyse, and students tend to complete them simply to get the grades for evaluating. At Lutterworth College the survey tool in itslearning is used for peer assessment of practical work.
In order to add benefit to peer assessment of practical tasks Lutterworth College develop questionnaires in itslearning for the students to complete, based on the assessment criteria for each given piece of work. The survey is duplicated, so that each student has their own version, and renamed with the students name or a unique number.
When a fellow student has completed their task, all other students in the group will complete that student’s personal survey. At the end of the task, the teacher gives each student the permissions to view their own results.
With itslearning surveys students are able to produce automatic summaries of feedback and statistically model data that has been collected. Students often struggled to find areas to develop based on feedback, but now receive detailed evaluations that can be included in their work. Students find it easy to identify areas of weaknesses and after making improvements can re-use the survey to compare the results.
Tue, June 22, 2010
by Yvonne Robberstad