How Peer Assessment Scores are Calculated

Note

If a staff grade is provided in the assignment, either because a staff assessment step was included or because a member of the course team graded your response to override inappropriate peer assessments, peer assessments are not taken into account in the grading. If a staff grade exists, it is always your final grade.

Peer assessments are scored by criteria. Each criterion’s score is the median, not the average, of the scores that each peer assessor gave that criterion. For example, if the Ideas criterion in a peer assessment receives 10 from one learner, 9 from a second learner, and 5 from a third learner, the score for that criterion is 9 (the median), not 8 (the average).

Your final score for a peer assessment is the sum of the median scores for each individual criterion.

For example, your response might receive the following scores from peer assessors.

Criterion Name Peer 1 Peer 2

Peer 3

Ideas (out of 10) 10 7 8

Content (out of 10)

7 9 8
Grammar (out of 5) 4 4 5
FINAL SCORE (ouf of 25)           

To calculate the final score, the system adds the median score for each criterion.

Ideas median (8 out of 10) + Content median (8 out of 10) + Grammar median (4 out of 5) = final score (20 out of 25)

Note, again, that your final score is not the median of the scores that each individual peer assessor gave the response. Your final score is the sum of the median scores for each individual criterion.

 

Criterion Name Peer 1 Peer 2

Peer 3

Ideas (out of 10) 10 7 8

Content (out of 10)

7 9 8
Grammar (out of 5) 4 4 5
FINAL SCORE (ouf of 25)           
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