The only peer review system designed to eliminate reviewer bias, finally delivering on the promise of a collaborative classroom.
Validated by a decade of research, SWoRD™ Peer Review’s unique bias elimination algorithms ensure objective peer reviews and grading. Students become a key part of writing assessment, saving instructors time and improving skills much more effectively than writing alone. Actively engaging students in the learning process builds critical thinking skills in large and small classes.
SWoRD is a complete automated peer review and assessment system. SWoRD manages all aspects of designing assignment criteria, anonymous distribution, and document management. Intelligence built into SWoRD ensures peer reviews are of high quality and grades correlate highly with those of the instructor. The result – improved writing and critical thinking skills, greater instructor productivity, and less dependence on teaching assistants. Instructors can assign the work necessary to effectively assess whether students are meeting learning objectives, while having more time to interact with students.
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Empirical studies have demonstrated that:
• SWoRD™ peer reviews have similar content to instructor comments, from basic to more advanced coursework.
• SWoRD™ peer reviews are even more helpful than instructor reviews because students get more feedback overall, and feedback is in language to which peers can relate.
• SWoRD™ peer-generated grades on papers are highly correlated with those that would have been generated by the instructor, regardless of content level.
• Student writing skills improve from providing peer feedback.
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