ERIC Number: EJ1103548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Impact of Participating in a Peer Assessment Activity on Subsequent Academic Performance
Jhangiani, Rajiv S.
Teaching of Psychology, v43 n3 p180-186 Jul 2016
The present study investigates the impact of participation in a peer assessment activity on subsequent academic performance. Students in two sections of an introductory psychology course completed a practice quiz 1 week prior to each of three course exams. Students in the experimental group participated in a five-step double-blind peer assessment activity immediately following the practice quiz, whereas those in the control group participated in the identical activity 1 week after the exam. Results show that participation in the peer assessment activity enhanced subsequent exam performance in all three cases, even after accounting for online mastery quiz performance and attendance. A detailed description of the peer assessment activity is provided as a flexible template for instructors.
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Introductory Courses, Psychology, Higher Education, Feedback (Response), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Multiple Choice Tests, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Test Format, Tests, Regression (Statistics), Student Participation, College Students
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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