Peer Review: Bibliography & Related Content


Nilson, L. (2003). "Improving Student Peer Feedback." College Teaching, 51 (1), p. 34-38.

The Regents of the University of California. (2015) Calibrated Peer Review: Publications. University of California. Retrieved from

Russell, J., Van Horne, S., Ward, A., Bettis, A., Sipola, M., Colombo, M., & Rocheford, M. (2016). "Large lecture transformation: Adopting Evidence-based practices to increase student engagement and performance in an introductory science course." Journal of Geoscience Education, 64.

The Teaching Center. (2016) Planning and Guiding In-Class Peer Review. Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved from

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. (2013) 7 Things You Should Know About Calibrated Peer Review. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Retrieved from​

Related Content

With former University of Iowa assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences Adam Ward, Professor Bettis worked with OTLT Center for Teaching staff member Jane Russell and the Large Lecture Transformation Project,  with assistance from the Center for Teaching SITA program, to improve teaching and learning in Introduction to Environmental Science.   This transformation included the development of class sessions in the TILE active-learning classrooms and the introduction of Calibrated Peer Review.  System requirements, assignment libraries, downloads, a tour of how CPR works, and other support is available on the CPR webpage.  

Instructors may also wish to explore PeerMark, an online tool that organizes peer review based upon carefully-designed instructor rubrics. 

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The University of Iowa Writing Center
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