Writing & Pedagogy, Vol 7, No 2-3 (2015)

Peer Assessment of Adolescent Learners’ Writing Performance

Dina Tsagari, Eleni Meletiadou
Issued Date: 30 Nov 2015

Abstract


Peer assessment (PA), a process by which students' work (oral or written) is assessed by other students of equal status, has received a lot of attention recently (Assessment Reform Group, 1999, 2002). Using data collected from secondary schools in Cyprus, the current study investigates whether PA can improve the writing skills of adolescent students of English as a foreign language (EFL). The results showed that PA did have a positive impact on students’ writing performance, especially for students who provided peer assessment. The article discusses the important role of PA in the development of students’ writing skills and offers recommendations for the implementation of PA in EFL contexts.

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