Improving the Effectiveness of Peer Evaluations


  • James W. Gentry
  • Barbara J. Howard
  • Mary Jo Vaughan
  • Alan L. Cudworth
  • Gretchen N. Vik


The evaluation of performance in experiential exercises and simulation games has been the topic of many ABSEL papers. Despite the frequent coverage, the evaluation of student performance, and especially group performance, remains one of the topics most discussed at ABSEL conferences. The authors propose a workshop devoted to the topic of peer evaluations. The workshop will take a three-prong approach: 1. an interactive exercise dealing with peer evaluations, 2. the results of research conducted by the authors at 4 different institutions, and 3. an open forum component that will allow the participants to share their expertise with peer evaluations.