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