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Get Started with SWoRD Peer ReviewPeerceptiv™ has been developed and validated by a decade of research under the name SWoRD Peer Assessment at the University of Pittsburgh Learning Research & Development Center.  Findings from this research clearly demonstrate the learning value in critiquing the work of one’s peers…

  • Student writing performance improves significantly when students provide peer feedback – students understand the art better when they try to teach it.  While the intent is to improve writing skills in students by having them write and critique the work of their peers, research has shown that learning outcomes are higher in students who only provide feedback on the work of others compared with those who only write.
  • Writing assignments improve more from multiple peer feedback than they do from single instructor (expert) feedback.
  • Grades generated from multiple peers tend to be more reliable and just as valid as those generated from a single expert instructor.
  • The benefit derived is uniform among weaker and stronger writers regardless if the feedback is generated from weaker or stronger reviewers (there is no discernible improvement from breaking peers into similarly-skilled subgroups.)

Click here to see the main research publications validating the learning benefits of Peerceptiv.

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