As I’ve spoken about already in my last few posts is the role of peer assessment in my classroom. This is something I particularly focus on with sixth form.
I want them to understand mark schemes and understand the exam style questions.
In order to help with this I’ve introduced with them ACE peer assessment.
Quite simply students swap their essays or answers to past paper questions and carry out the following using the mark schemes:
They tick if they accept what is written, they place a small triangle next to a point if they wish to challenge something, then pose a question at the end of the piece of work and finally place an asterisk next to anything they think needs extending in order to get full marks.
Students do not give each grades, only how many marks they think have been achieved before improvements are made.
Students are then given time to make improvements to their work based upon the feedback provided by their peers.
I then check and give an overall mark for their work after improvements. However I keep a record of before and after improvements to demonstrate the progress being made following feedback.
What do you think of ACE peer assessment? Something you could use?