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Infusing peer assessment into classroom programmes: Descriptions of practice

Helen Dixon

Peer assessment is now considered a necessary and vital strategy to be embedded within an assessment for learning framework. Grounded in teachers’ practice, this article pays particular attention to the learning environments created by two teachers as they incorporated peer assessment into their primary school classroom programmes. It illustrates the kinds of experiences, interactions and opportunities needed to ensure peer assessment is infused into the learning environment prior to, during and after the production of work.

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