a powerful collaboration tool
for student teams
to develop career-ready team skills

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Dear Colleague,

For three decades I’ve beeen facilitating and researching teams, while teaching IT with student teams at Boise State.  I strongly believe that collaborative learning is one of the most powerful pedagogies available for college students.

Too frequently, however, team dynamics poison the experience.  Peer Assessments could overcome the problems if students could learn from the feedback, but manually reassembling that data into individual reports takes too much time.  That experience led me to design PeerAssessment.Com, helping students to grow their team skills while it cut my workload.

PeerAssessment.Com improves student team success in three ways by supporting:

  1. Individual Accountability for team members (i.e. grading individual contribution)
  2. Team Dynamics Monitoring by the instructor, who can intervene when necessary
  3. Rich Peer Feedback  for students to improve their team skills

 

PeerAssessment.Com is peer assessment done right: it automates the peer assessment process, making it easier to hold more frequent peer assessments that return real feedback to students so they can improve their team skills.  Prepare a peer assessment for your entire class in under 5 minutes. Then PeerAssessment.Com takes care of the rest; collecting and distributing the feedback to students, plus preparing a grading sheet for you.

Please give PeerAssessment.Com a try, and unlock the potential of your student learning teams. Simply Sign In and Register an account, and receive a free class trial.  Or contact me directly, I look forward to working with you.

Dr. Rob Anson
Email: RobAnson@PeerAssessment.Com   Phone: 208.869.2801
Social Director and Founder of Hot Rocks Consulting and PeerAssessment.Com
 &    Professor Emeritus of Information Technology Management
College of Business and Economics, Boise State University

Benefits

Personalized Feedback

Automatically distribute personalized peer and team feedback to students

Save Time

Under 5 minutes to create & launch a peer assessment

Grades Output

Create a student grading spreadsheet in one click

Iterative Assessments

Run multiple, iterative assessments to monitor team dynamics

Instruction Modes

Use for face to face, hybrid, and online classes and teams

Customizable

Ask questions and organize teams to suit your pedagogy and goals

Smartphone Friendly

Harness the power of smartphones to aid learning

Easy to Administer

Administer on an individual, department, or institutional scale

Efficient

  • Set up and run peer assessments in minutes
  • Quick copy questions and/or emails from a past class to a new one
  • System manages student invites and reminders for you
  • Efficient
  • Flexible

    • Ask the questions you want to ask
    • Ask peer-team-class level assessment and feedback questions
    • Administer on individual department or institutional levels
    • Extend assessment periods as needed
  • Flexible
  • Supporting

    • Take your pick: Face to Face or Online
    • Reorganize teams between assessments
    • Support co-instructors and TAs
    • Give students something productive to do with their smartphones
  • Supporting
  • Empowering

    • Free up instructor time
    • Facilitate iterative assessment cycles to monitor and address team dynamics issues
    • Create a feedback loop for students to adjust and learn from their own team actions
  • Empowering
  • Reports

    • One-click student grading spreadsheet
    • Automatically distribute personalized peer feedback to students
    • Download data for analysis or research
  • Reports
    • Testimonials

      "The best tool out there to understand how a team is working." ~Dr. Saurabh Gupta, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Kennesaw State University

      PeerAssessment.Com is a great individual and team tool to improve and acknowledge participation, production levels, personality conflicts and successful project outcomes.

      Christy Suciu, MBA

      Lecturer in Management, Boise State University

      PeerAssessment.Com provides an easy to use tool that takes the work out of assessing the overall performance of teams as well individual contributions of team members on group assignments. I plan to use it for all of my team projects!

      Jim Kroes, Ph.D.

      Professor, Supply Chain Management, Boise State University

      PeerAssessment.Com has been immensely helpful for my students to give safe and constructive feedback to their team peers. I appreciate the direct delivery of results to individual students.

      Katherine Johnson, Ph.D.

      Clinical Associate Professor of Mathematics, Boise State University

      This tool saves tons of time for instructors.

      Shelli Poole, PhD, PMP, MBB

      Associate Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, Boise State University

      PeerAssessment.com is a great way for students to give feedback and get results promptly. I've tried paper, Google Forms and Qualtrics. This is by far the easiest way for peers to give feedback and discover problems. Students find system is easy to use. They can see all the feedback in one place and use it to improve their performance. The whole campus should adopt this tool.

      Caile Spear, PhD, MCHES, FAAHE

      Professor of Community and Environmental Health, Boise State University

      Use of PeerAssessment.Com can trigger needed discussions among team members, facilitating the development of shared expectations.

      Chris Baughn, Ph.D.

      Professor of Management, Boise State University

      PeerAssessment.Com helps discourage social loafing, and if it does occur, students are empowered to influence the grade outcomes.

      Janet Stephens, Ph.D.

      Lecturer in Managment, Boise State University

      Extremely useful tool for any course with group assignments or projects. Easy distribute and collect information you need regarding peer performance--this Fall I launched five peer assessments in each class. Plenty of options available for questions and scales, and reporting helps assess individual grades on team projects. I highly recommend this tool!

      Joanna Gabler, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor of Marketing, Boise State University

      PeerAssessment.Com is an important tool to get quantitative and qualitative data about each student's performance in online group work assignments &discussion boards. I am very thankful that my program is really digging-in to get this kind of data so students and teachers can reflect upon individual behaviors in group situations.

      Betty Miller

      Manager, Online Faculty/Technology, School of Nursing Boise State University

      PeerAssessment.Com helped me do a final assessment of individual class participation and major project engagement. It's made a difference in cases where I could not determine if a student who seemed to know it all and spoke enthusiastically was really the team leader or not. Sometimes they were trying to make up for not participating or engaging earlier in the project.

      Anthony Martinez

      Lecturer in Managment, Boise State University

      Academic Pricing

      (including Educational Institutions and Non-Profits)

      PeerAssessment.Com Price List

      Pricing is by the class section, with significant savings for larger quantities or smaller classes. Classes are easily shared among instructors.  Also, they do not expire, so when you run out, simply use Refill to add more.

      The Price List took effect on May 20, 2019.  The new pricing will include:

      • Prices start at $25 per class section, with discounts for larger quantities
      • Additional 30% off for small “Seminar-Sized” classes (18 students or under)
      • Campus site licenses also available
      • Unlimited students per class* (over 100 students is charged for a 2nd class)
      • Up to 12 assessments within a class

      Ready to purchase classes to get started?  Simply create an account and log in, then press “Purchase Plan”. 

      Instructions for Purchasing Classes

      About Us

      PeerAssessment.Com is a product of Hot Rocks Consulting L.L.C., owned by Rob Anson. It was designed by Rob Anson and developed by Aaron Day at Thrive Web Design, in Boise Idaho. This tool would be no more than a bygone dream were it not for Aaron’s artistic and technical genius, let alone his infinite patience.

      Dr. Rob Anson has three decades of facilitating and training groups as a consultant as well as a researcher.  He just completed 27 years of teaching at Boise State University in Management Information Systems in the College of Business and Economics. While teaching technical topics and capstone project courses, student teams have usually been at the core of his approach.  Rob’s background includes extensive consulting and research as a team meeting facilitator, using computerized and traditional techniques to assist hundreds of teams from business, government and nonprofit sectors.

      Anson has consulted widely with various groups particularly in the areas of business process modeling, and project management, and has supported or led the implementation of eight campus-wide information systems at Boise State. He has published articles in journals such as Management Science, Journal of Small Group Research, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Journal of Educational Computing, and International Journal of Management Education. In addition to his faculty responsibilities at Boise State, Dr. Anson is proud to have served as the first Faculty Ombuds and the first Residential College Faculty in Residence.

      PeerAssessment.Com Version 1.0 was hatched in 2009 as a Qualtrics – MS Access prototype, born out of frustration with paper-based peer assessments. In 2011, it was used to design Version 2.0 (nicknamed “PAS”)–a free, fully online version adopted by a growing number of instructors in various disciplines at Boise State and around the country.  It became a mainstay for accreditation of programs within Nursing and Business, documenting learning outcomes related to team-skills.

      In 2018, Version 3.0 represents a complete rewrite from the ground up. It was able to take advantage of numerous technology advancements to become fully mobile (for student aspects) and accessible. The new design added numerous new features to enhance efficiency for the instructor, provide needed flexibility to customize questions, add functionality to enable multiple instructors and campus-wide administration, plus it established a platform that could be easily and quickly extended.