Gartika Pandu Buana


As alternative assessment, peer assessment offers some advantages for teaching and
learning process. Some experts believe that it can enhance students’ motivation,
autonomy, and responsibility. This study aims to investigate students’ opinion to the
implementation of peer assessment. This study was qualitative. The respondents of this
study are second semester students at one of University in Bandung. The collected data
is obtained through questionnaire. The data gained is categorized and analyzed based on
the some theories relating to peer assessment. Regarding the result, it is found that
basically the students have positive response to the implementation of peer assessment.
This is because of the potential benefits offered from peer assessment. Students perceive
that it helps them to evaluate their ability in speaking English, enhance their intrinsic
motivation, improve their critical thinking, and recognize the assessment criteria. This
finding indicates that peer assessment is worthwhile to be conducted in assessing
students’ oral skill.
Keywords: students' opinion, peer assessment, oral skill

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