Attitudes towards peer assessment: A comparison of the perspectives of preservice and inservice teachers

Meichun Lydia Wen, Chin Chung Tsai, Chun Yen Chang

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Abstract

In recent years, peer assessment has been increasingly used as an alternative method of assessment in classrooms. The study described in this paper employed a 13-item Likert-scale instrument to evaluate participants attitudes towards both general (seven items) and online peer assessment (six items). A sample of 280 pre-service teachers and 108 in-service teachers from northern Taiwan participated in the study. A difference in attitude was found between pre-service and in-service teachers, because the latter viewed peer assessment as a learning aid. Our results also showed that male pre-service teachers had more positive attitudes towards peer assessment in general; male in-service teachers also liked the online approach more than did their female counterparts. Item-by-item analyses have been conducted in order to explore both the differences in attitude between pre-service and in-service teachers and to identify any gender effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1

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