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Dolezal, Dominik; Posekany, Alexandra; Roschger, Christoph; Koppensteiner, Gottfried; Motschnig, Renate; Pucher, Robert
Using peer assessment in the classroom to increase student engagement by actively involving the pupils in the assessment process has been practiced and researched for decades. This paper analyzes the applicability of peer assessment to exercises at secondary school level and makes recommendations for its use in computer science courses. Furthermore, a school pilot project introducing student-centered classrooms, called “learning office”, is described. Additionally, a concept for the implementation of peer assessment in such student-centered classrooms is outlined. The evidence collected suggests that peer review is a viable option for small- and medium-sized exercises in the context of computer science education at secondary school level under certain conditions, which are discussed in this paper.