There are three components that make up the Overall grade awarded on a Peerceptiv assignment.
- Submission Grade: This is the grade received on your submission. Weighted ratings from your instructor and peers are used to generate this grade.
- Review Grade: The Review Grade measures the quality of your rating and comments on peer documents. This grade is made of two components: the Accuracy and Helpfulness grades. Accuracy Grades measure how closely your ratings track with peer and instructor ratings on the same document. Helpfulness Grades are calculated based on the feedback ratings you receive from your peers.
- Task Grade: The Task Grade is a simple measure of whether you did all the required tasks in the assignment. If you completed all the tasks, you receive 100% of the task grade. The Reviewing Task Grade and Feedback Task Grade are weighted equally.
When you look at your assignment results, you will see a chart like this:
These three components (submission grade, review grade, and task grade) are combined to produce the Overall Grade according to the weights that your instructor has chosen. The default weights are that the Submission Grade counts as 40 percent of the overall grade, the Review Grade counts as 40 percent, and the Task Grade counts as 20 percent of the overall grade.
With the default weights and using the example above, the Overall Grade would be calculated as shown in the example below. In this example, there are no late penalties, but if there were, they would be subtracted from the overall grade.
|Submission Grade x Weight||Review Grade x Weight||Task Grade x Weight|
|80.5 x 40%||83.39 x 40%||100 x 20%|
|32.2 + 33.36 + 20 = 85.56|
|Overall Grade = 85.56|
Please note that this example uses the default weights but your instructor may have set different weights on each of the assignment components. You can determine the specific weights that your instructor has set for the assignment by clicking on the Settings button on the Assignment Overview screen.
The Overall Grade is listed in Peerceptiv as a percentage; you may see the equivalent point total appear in your course grade book. This grade may be rounded. For example, if the student above received an overall grade of 86 on this assignment but the assignment was worth 50 points, the instructor would record the grade as 43/50, which is the rounded equivalent of 86%.
Sometimes, your instructor will hold grades for manual release, so please check in with your instructor if you do not see grades posted after the Feedback deadline.
You are also able to access your grades for the course by clicking on Grades in the navy bar at the top of the page. From there you can see a grades breakdown for each individual assignment.
If you click on the green arrows next to Review Grade or Task Grade, the view will expand to show you the components of those grades. In the image below, you can now see the Accuracy Grade and the Helpfulness Grade, which are the two components of the Review Grade. You can also see the Review Task and the Feedback Task, which are two components of the Task Grade.
For a deeper understanding of grading in Peerceptiv, please read Peerceptiv Grades: A Detailed Explanation.