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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Peer assessment

Overview

  • Influence: Peer assessment
  • Domain: Teaching Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Feedback
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: The use of students to provide assessment of their peers work

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 2
  • Number of studies: 91
  • Number of students: 0
  • Number of effects: 178
  • Effect size: 0.44

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Educational Psychology Review Double, McGrane, Hopfenbeck UK The impact of peer assessment on academic performance: A meta-analysis of control group studies. 2019 Peer assessment 54 0 141 0.31
Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education Zheng, Zhang, & Cui China The role of technology-facilitated peer assessment and supporting strategies: A meta-analysis. 2020 Technology facilitated peer assessment 37 0 37 0.56
TOTAL/AVERAGE 91 0 178 0.44

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 3 1 2 2
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