When peer assessment provides the primary evaluative function, the teaching assistant's role transforms to emphasize coaching, not grading. It will give them the opportunity to do more personalized mentoring, and to work directly with students who need their help the most. Additionally, the freed up time will enable teaching assistants to conduct more in depth research in order to succeed in their graduate programs and beyond.
Institutions spend an average of $15M per academic year on teaching assistant salaries, wages and other related expenses. With reduced budgets, Kritik can help you lower some of these costs to increase your bottom line through accurate and quality peer assessment. Research strongly supports the use of peer assessment as a formative practice for improving overall academic performance. Overall, findings indicate that peer assessment can actually be more effective than teacher assessment.
Students achieve points for being a keen evaluator, participation, and overall submission quality. The fun and interactive experience at the core of the Kritik platform incentivizes students to reach higher levels of skill as evaluators and flags at-risk or disengaged students.
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