Grading peer reviews

Instructors may grade the reviews written by the students. If the option award full points for written review is not selected in PeerMark assignment creation, instructors can provide a grade within PeerMark. Once a student’s reviews are opened place the value in the Grade field you would like to give this student for their review. The instructor may wish to use the Previous and Next arrows to scroll quickly through each review written for this paper.

The Grade: field will only display once the due date for the PeerMark assignment has passed. Once it appears you can edit or set grades here.

If the instructor has selected the option to Award full points if review is written within the PeerMark assignment settings then every completed review by a student will be awarded 10 points. A completed review is when all the questions an instructor has added to the review have been answered. Once the due date has passed for the PeerMark assignment the student’s total grade for the assignment will be available for the instructor to view.

The total score for all reviews for a reviewer will be normalized to the point value that was selected for the PeerMark assignment during assignment creation. This is true whether the Award full points if review is written option is selected or not.

Example 1 - If Award full points if review is written has NOT been selected

There are a total of three reviews in the review set for the PeerMark assignment and the point value is 100.

Review 1 -- The instructor gives the review a 9

Review 2 -- The instructor gives the review a 7

Review 3 -- The reviewer did not start the review

The total score for all the reviews would be 16 (9+7+0=16) out of the total possible points of 30 (3*10=30). 16 out of 30 = 0.533. Normalizing the 0.533 to the PeerMark point value of 100 would be: 0.533 * 100 = 53.3, rounded to 53.

Example 2 - If Award full points if review is written HAS been selected

There are five questions to be answered in the review and there are a total of 4 reviews in the review set for the PeerMark assignment. The point value for the PeerMark assignment is 100.

  • Review 1 -- The reviewer entered content for all five questions, but one is considered “unanswered” because it does not meet the minimum length requirement. The score for this review is 0.
  • Review 2 -- The reviewer answered all five questions. The score for this review is 10.
  • Review 3 -- The reviewer did not start the review. The score for this review is 0.
  • Review 4 -- The reviewer started the review but neglected to answer any questions. The score for this review is 0.

The total score for all the reviews would be 10 (0+10+0+0=10) out of the total possible points of 40 (4*10=40). 10 out of 40 = 0.25. Normalizing the 0.25 to the PeerMark point value of 100 would be: 0.25 * 100 = 25.

The instructor may edit the grades given to student reviews or to the student’s total score for the assignment once the due date has passed for the assignment.

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