Structured Peer Assessment: what is it and how do you do it?

structured peer assessment

Consider a class that has studied a particular topic. Different students know different amounts about the topic. Some understand one aspect well, others another. Some probably haven’t ‘got it’ at all. You could say that understanding of your topic within the class is lumpy.

How can you efficiently share that knowledge and understanding so that every member of the class is informed, and has a good chance of retaining their deepened understanding in the future? And how do you Continue reading

How quiz timing works

In Yacapaca, students are given a set amount of time to answer each question. The time remaining is shown on the timer bar.

timer bar The purpose of the timer is to help students stay focused on the task, and it works really well. The way it works is more subtle than you may have realised.

Question timing is completely automatic

Inside the quiz app there is a very clever algorithm that ensures Continue reading

After the quiz: 5 brilliant tools for filling the gaps in students’ knowledge.

So your students have taken their quiz, read the feedback, got the score. What now? Most likely, you want students to fill in the gaps in their knowledge that the quiz has revealed. Here are the 5 tools we have built into Yacapaca to help them do just that.

1. Gap analysis

The very simplest. Click on any quiz in your Assignments page and you will see something like this:

gap analysis 1

This shows how well the whole class did, broken down by key Continue reading