HiST Assessment System (PeLe)

BACKGROUND
Today, students are unable to immediately verify their learning during tests/exams as feedback is published
after several days or even weeks.

METHOD
The new Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe) for Smartphones, Pad`s, PC and Mac, gives the teacher a new learning tool, allowing him/her to either give veri cation or elaborative feedback to individual students or groups of students immediately after a test. Students will, when they still remember the questions in the test, learn why the correct answer is correct and why the other ones are incorrect. Thus, mobile technology provides new assessment and testing criteria for education and training.

Feedback on performance just after an assessment enables students to restructure their understanding/skills. They may immediately build more powerful ideas and capabilities. Peer learning assessment aids learning by generating feedback information that is of benefit for students, as well as for teachers. During the learning process, the assessment system immediately recognizes and responds to students learning in order to enhance that learning. 

RESULTS
Each student uses Smartphones to answer and mark multiple-choice tests with a number of questions. An
embedded automatic marking system is included. During the post-assessment phase the test results
for a class are turned into an interactive, creative and collaborative peer learning process by use of immediate feedback:

  • Verification by the teacher: why is the answer correct and why are the others incorrect?
  • A peer learning discussion where the teacher displays the results and invites the class to take part in a 2nd chance voting. Each student decides whether to participate in the 2nd voting process, or instead choose to participate in a learning process that doesn’t affect their  final score.

 

SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.