Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a web-based, instructional tool that enables frequent
writing assignments in any discipline, with any class size, even in large classes
with limited instructional resources. In fact, CPR can reduce the time an instructor
now spends reading and assessing student writing.
CPR offers instructors the choice of creating their own writing assignments or using
the existing assignments in the rapidly-expanding central assignment library. Although
CPR stems from a science-based model, it has the exciting feature that it is discipline
independent and level independent. CPR has been adopted in undergraduate and graduate
institutions, in professional medical and business schools, and even in secondary
Calibrated Peer Review 6.1 is now available
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
We are pleased to announce the release of CPR 6.1 with the following enhancements:
- Removed the Manage Students page, which is now used only to display
and manage the students in a CPR course.
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- Added the Manage Instructors tool, used to display
and manage the instructors associated with a CPR course. Administrators can use
this tool to add instructors to a course and also to drop them. Instructors can
add additional instructors to one of their courses, but cannot drop them.
- Assignments displayed in the Not Started, In Progress, and Finished sections of
the Manage Assignments page are now listed in order
of assignment start time rather than by assignment ID.
- Improved the formatting of the output generated by the Download
Explanations as CSV File tool.
- Added the Download Peer Review Analysis tool to the
Assignment Tools page. This tool downloads a comma-separated
values file that contains each student's overall score and text rating, each reviewer's
RCI, answers, and explanations, and each student's self-assessment answers.
- Fixed a problem that could cause a student’s text entry or explanation for a review
answer to display incorrectly if it contained an ampersand character.
CPR Central Assignment Library now has WYSIWYG editing
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
We have added the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor control that’s been
available to instructors and students since the introduction of CPR6 to the CPR
Central Assignemnt Library. So, authors will no longer have to type HTML formatting
code to add bold and italic text, include superscripts and subscripts, and insert
special characters when writing their assignments.
Calibrated Peer Review 6 is now available
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Calibrated Peer Review 6 (CPR6) has now been released.
CPR6 has been extensively tested with hundreds of students in multiple classes.
It includes all of the features available in CPR5 as well as new features for students,
instructors, researchers, and administrators.
Students appreciate the informative progress table that tracks their progress through
an assignment and they rave about the new WYSIWYG editor that allows them to format
their text submissions like they do in a word processor, without having to type
special formatting code.
New administrator course management tools allow institutions to specify student
CPR usernames or continue to use the program’s unique assignment.
Additional instructor downloads assist student record keeping and assessment of
student work. The availability of hundreds of pre-written assignments in the CPR
central library make implementation of writing with CPR accessible across the disciplines.
New tools facilitate researchers in their analysis and evaluation of student writing,
calibrating, and reviewing skills.
These improvements to the software and others, which we describe briefly on the
What’s new page, make Calibrated Peer Review the program
of choice for instructors who believe in writing as a tool for learning and researchers
who are involved in writing-to-learn studies. For a complete price list, license
details, and ordering instructions, see Purchase.
This website is an information site only and is not connected to CPR course files.
Please ask your instructor for the URL address you need to access your institution's
The former CPR1 site, the demo of the original Calibrated Peer Review concept, is
no longer available. We are working to provide a new CPR demo sometime in the future.
To author assignments for the new distributed CPR system, please log in to the CPR Central Assignment