Peer To Peer: A New Tool for Student Peer Evaluation


  • Christopher M. Scherpereel


Peer evaluations have a long history in the assessment of individual contribution to team performance in both experiential exercises and simulation games. Experience with different peer evaluation methods has revealed a number of significant implementation challenges including the structure of peer evaluations and the proper use of data collected. Many of these challenges have been discussed among the ABSEL membership; however, less attention has been given to the development of tools facilitating the collection of peer evaluation data and the feeding back of relevant data. The peer-to-peer assessment and feedback tool presented in this paper highlight the significant progress made toward the development of an Excel-based peer evaluation tool that can be easily and effectively implemented in team-based learning environments. Preliminary data is presented that shows students were generally favorable to both the peer evaluation input methods and the feedback they received.