When I wrote about using peer assessment to assist with sketchbook
grading..you must understand what peer assessment is. Peer assessment is not
grading!!!! Students are given a rubric to assist with the assessment, they
give their peers feed back..this is not a GRADE!!! It is a different way
for students to get feed back about their work and it is not illegal! It is
in fact a legitmate way for students to use what the skills they are
I also wrote that the teacher use this opportunity to choose 5-6 students to
grade at that time. This way, students are getting feedback about their
work, they understand that the work is important and if not done, or done
poorly, then they are accountable for that. Not all work needs to have a
letter grade marked in the grade book, there are many types of assessment.
Peer assessment is completely legal and a valuable tool.