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ERIC Number: EJ787221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
An Analysis of Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) in a Science Lecture Classroom
Walvoord, Mark E.; Hoefnagels, Marielle H.; Gaffin, Douglas D.; Chumchal, Matthew M.; Long, David A.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n4 p66-73 Mar-Apr 2008
Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is an online tool being used to integrate a writing component in classrooms. In an introductory zoology lecture class, the authors found that CPR-assigned scores were significantly higher than instructor-assigned scores on two of three essay assignments. They also found that neither students' technical-writing skills nor their abilities to convey scientific understanding of articles through summary essays improved during the semester. However, the CPR system offered fairly simple setup and submission for students and decreased grading time for instructors. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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