Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

Calibrated Peer Review (CPR)

21st Century Pedagogies

CPR is a comprehensive, web-delivered instructional tool, which not only promotes student understanding through writing, but also develops student critical thinking skills through the process of evaluation and reviewing.


  • Arlene A. Russell
    Senior Lecturer of Chemistry & Biochemistry
    University of California Los Angeles

Essays, Stories & Reports:

  • An Essay
    Calibrated Peer Review
    - Arlene A. Russell, Senior Lecturer of Chemistry & Biochemistry- University of California Los Angeles

Resources from other sources:

  • Calibrated Peer Review
    "CPR is based on the model of peer review in science. The student reads a document, either on-line or hard copy, then writes about it. When the student has demonstrated competence as a reviewer, the program delivers three peer documents on for review. The student answers content and style questions and assigns scores. Finally, the student does a self-review. Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) can be used in classes of any size."

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    CPR is "based on scientific peer review as a model, this 'writing-to-learn' tool enables students to learn by writing about important topics in a course and by evaluating other students' essays."