Peer assessment involves pupils in our day-to-day assessment processes and procedures. Pupils take on the role of the teacher by reviewing the work of other pupils in their class, against a set criteria.
It is a key assessment-for-learning strategy that can help us quickly determine the level of knowledge and understanding of the pupils.
By assessing others’ work, children are able to critically reflect on tasks and evaluate their own learning.
Pupils swap responses or answers and acknowledge the strengths and the areas for improvement of the work they have marked, using the criteria and guidelines given to them by the teacher.
Pupils offer verbal feedback to others’ responses, presentations or thoughts on a topic. If asked to support and justify this feedback, pupils have to show a deeper understanding and really engage with the assessment criteria.