Peer Assessment

Feedback from peers can serve as a formative assessment technique. Students, upon viewing and assessing the feedback given to them for their work from their peers, are then asked to revise and resubmit their assignment. An instructor or TA provides the final evaluation of the work while, noting the appropriateness of the revisions made to it, as well as the quality and richness of the feedback they have provided to others, thus grading both the product and the process.

Watch a 2:21-minute video from CTSI which discusses how peer assessment can tap into students’ critical thinking skills.


Joordens, S. (n.d.). Peer & Self Assessment Strategies for Large Classes. Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation.

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation. (5 October 2011). Critical Thinking Utilizing Peer Assessment [Video]. YouTube.