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UCI Biology professors are using Peerceptiv to scale deeper learning in their courses while easing the grading burden.

UC Irvine Bio Case 1: Writing in the Discipline

All BIO 101 writing assignments were entirely submitted and graded through Peerceptiv peer assessment. Students uploaded their own summaries of articles they had read. Their peers evaluated them and provided feedback. Using Peerceptiv allowed all 700+ students across multiple sections to write more without requiring the instructor or TAs to grade all student submissions themselves. The learning data confirmed peer grading correlated highly with instructor grading.

UC Irvine Bio Case 2: Lab Reports

A UCI instructor used Peerceptiv to assign multi-draft lab reports in all 10 of her lab classes. She had students turn in a first draft of the lab report by the middle of the semester. Students rated and provided feedback on the initial draft and then submitted the final version of the lab report at the end of the semester. The quality of work improved from the first to the second draft, and the instructors were able to focus their time on the students and the aspects of those lab reports that most needed additional support.

Peerceptiv provides all necessary guidance in course and assignment setup. For more information about how Peerceptiv might be used in your course, please contact support@peerceptiv.com.

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High-reliability peer assessment allows instructors to more easily assign writing and other evidence-based assessment.

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Students become actively engaged on the giving side of the feedback loop, with the weaker students showing the greatest improvement in learning.

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Students receive more feedback and receive it more quickly in a process that motivates them to reflect on that feedback.

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Learning data confirms learning outcomes and informs instruction, allowing professors and TAs to focus on those students needing the most attention.

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Peerceptiv is used successfully in institutions of higher education in North America and around the world in the sciences, social sciences, English language arts, business, engineering, and almost every other subject.

Engage Students with peer assessment

Break the dependence on passive multiple-choice assignments and realize the benefits of peer assessment. Offer students a wide range of active assignments—writing, presentations, video upload, projects—and engage them on the giving side of the feedback loop in ways that truly improve learning outcomes.

More than a decade of research has gone into the development of the grading algorithms that hold students accountable for the quality and accuracy of their reviews. Peerceptiv motivates students to apply themselves in the role of instructor to their peers, which is the key to effective collaborative assessment.

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Drive Improvement with Instructor Analytics

Peerceptiv offers a wide range of analytics to confirm learning objectives are met, identify students in need of early intervention, and guide the instructor on rubric improvement over time. Learning dashboards allow administrators to monitor progress and measure outcomes from course-to-course, across disciplines. By using peer assessment, instructors will have on demand access to more valuable learning data because of the volume and frequency of peer feedback. Peerceptiv is now IMS Caliper Analytics® v1.1 certified.

Promote Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing equals thinking. Peerceptiv is used in many different types of writing assessments in all subjects. Students learn not just by writing, but also by gaining new perspectives from reviewing the writing of their peers. They receive much more actionable feedback, and they receive it far faster with peer assessment, than in an instructor-centered course environment.

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Scale Deeper Learning

Peerceptiv’s grading algorithms allow truly scalable learning in all courses and classroom models. Instructors have the opportunity to participate along with learners, often increasing the benefits of peer assessment, at any desired level—including the option to intervene only for selective students if they wish. Peerceptiv scales naturally no matter how many students there are, or what the subject is, in the classroom or online.