Using SPA

Self and Peer Assessment to help students understand assessment principles, practices and terminology.

Staff at the Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange (ASKe) at Oxford Brookes University promote the importance of assessment literacy. In their view skills in self and peer assessment help students to:

  • appreciate assessment relationship to learning;
  • gain a conceptual understanding of assessment;
  • understand the nature, meaning and level of criteria and standards.

(Price et al, 2012:10)

© Matthew Tizzard

Further reading:

Price, M., Rust, C., O’Donovan, B., Handley, K., with Bryant, R. (2012) Assessment Literacy: the foundation for improving student learning ASKe: Oxford Brookes University