Impact of peer assessment on student understanding of the assessment process and criteria

Jones, Julie (2016) Impact of peer assessment on student understanding of the assessment process and criteria. British Journal of Midwifery, 24 (7). pp. 484-488. ISSN 0969-4900

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Peer assessment has often been used and examined in relation to student engagement. There is also a place for investigation into the effect it has on students' perception and understanding of the assessment process and criteria used. This small-scale qualitative study indicates that peer assessment can have a beneficial effect on the understanding students have of the assessment process. Larger studies are required to determine whether this is a tool that can be used to improve student assessment outcomes, particularly in relation to students' understanding of the assessment criteria. This also involves them being more aware of what it is like to critically review a piece of work, and so enhance their ability to critically review their own work before submitting. It is has been shown that preparation for the task is of benefit but can be time-consuming. It is necessary to have a team of motivated lecturers who are willing to put in the time and effort to prepare students adequately for peer assessment.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.12968/bjom.2016.24.7.484
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery, © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Subjects: Education
Medicine and health > Midwifery
Depositing User: Julie Jones
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 10:56
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:50


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