Self and peer assessment are important aspects of ‘assessment for learning’ practice as it can be an effective resource for the assessor to see that the learners assessing their own work or that of others can help students to develop their understanding of the Intended Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria.

An advantage of self and peer assessment is that it will:
• Develop and improve the learner’s knowledge gained on subject therefore a more accurate and detailed evidence to be provide against chosen criteria
• Enable an all-inclusive setting in which learners can discuss evidence and support each other with alternative answers
• With learner peer assessing this provides an excellent opportunity to witness learner’s explanation and discuss work marked allowing verbal evidence to be evidenced naturally
• Help students understand what is considered good work and why, thereby increasing their ability in future sessions/work created