Advantages And Disadvantages Of Peer Assessment

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In recent years, student assessment changed to culture of learning assessment from traditional testing of knowledge [7]. In this culture of assessment, students perform an active role in learning and assessment processes [8]. Although it is been in practice for quite some years, but it is still a big challenge to integrate with real life study curriculum in higher education [9]. Peer assessment is one of the most commonly used among these new assessment culture. In higher education, peer assessment is being implemented gradually as an alternative method for student evaluation [10]. Research show that, peer assessment has many advantages which helps learners in learning process and improved quality. It also help learners to achieve high cognitive educational objectives which includes in depth learning by evaluation, creation and critical analysis [11]. It helps students to understand the content in deeper level and they can get new ideas while reviewing other. Students also learn to know about their own strengths, weakness and they can compare their own performance with their fellow students.
Although, peer assessment has lots of advantages, it has some major drawbacks as well. Some experiments show that lack of reliability, validity and accuracy of fellow student assessment is in question. Sometimes students are biased while grading. It is also found that, it hinders relationship among students.
Considering the advantages for improved learning process and

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