Towards a Paradigm Change in Group and Peer Assessment in Software Engineering Education

Paul Vossen*, Suraj Ajit*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Conventional approaches to group and peer assessment are invariably based on highly questionable assumptions about educational measurement and how to weight and aggregate multiple scores into an overall judgement of outcome and performance. In this paper, we propose an alternative ap-proach based on a sound theory of educational scoring and rating. Our approach is particularly relevant for software engineering education where group projects with multiple types of outcomes are used to assess individual students. We will also present recent progress with two experimental tools incorporating our novel approach and compare the latter with some well-known tools based on conventional ap-proaches. We will focus on explaining the reasons for and benefits of adopting this paradigm changing approach to group-peer marking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training (CSEE&T 2020)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6807-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6807-4, 978-1-7281-6808-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2020
Event32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training (CSEE&T 2020) - Germany, Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 Nov 202012 Nov 2020
https://ase.in.tum.de/cseet2020/

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE 32nd Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)

Conference

Conference32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training (CSEE&T 2020)
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period9/11/2012/11/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • Group-peer marketing
  • Peer assessment
  • Educational judgement
  • Bounded scale
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Quasi-arithmetic means
  • Scoring rules
  • Scoring models
  • Scoring theory

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