North-Central Section - 47th Annual Meeting (2-3 May 2013)

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WE COULD ALL USE A LITTLE "CPR" TO RESUSCITATE OUR CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT

Paper No. 26-6
Presentation Time: 9:50 AM

WE COULD ALL USE A LITTLE "CPR" TO RESUSCITATE OUR CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT


LUDWIG, Matthew A., The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 3325 Wood Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, matthew.a.ludwig@wmich.edu
This session will be a short workshop on implementing peer evaluation using the Calibrated Peer Review website.

Calibrated Peer Review is an instructional website that allows instructors to assign, collect, and evaluate complex writing assignments. For each CPR cycle, students submit assignment text electronically, review calibrations of instructor produced work samples, and finally anonymously evaluate randomly assigned anonymized peer work samples. Although CPR was born in science courses, CPR is discipline and level independent.

CPR has been successfully implemented by the author in secondary general and elementary science methods courses. CPR provides the ideal solution to reach at least three important goals. 1) Students are required to read and analyze their peers efforts. 2) Pre-service teachers are given an authentic opportunity to evaluate real student work. 3) A significant portion of the grading workload is meaningfully offloaded onto the students.

The remainder of the talk will be a short tutorial of the CPR website.