Calibrated Peer Review (CPR)


Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is an online peer review application that enables students to review and critique their peers' work. Instructors can have students submit assignments in a variety of formats, learn to competently review each other's assignments based on instructor-provided examples of good, average, and poor submissions, and give personalized feedback to their classmates.

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Getting started How do I get started?


A complete Calibrated Peer Review assignment consists of nine sections integral to the instructional design of the assignment and four sections used in the CPR program’s search functions for quickly locating a relevant assignment. The former are seen and used by students as they engage in the assignment process; the latter are seen by potential authors and users and are publicly available to non-users.

The instructional design of the nine student sections can be considered a lesson plan and used for developing the assignment.

  • Title: identifies the topic of the assignment
  • Learning Goals: specify the objectives and purpose of the assignment
  • Hyperlink Resources: provide students with the study materials for the assignment
  • Guidance for Studying Source Materials and Guidance for Writing Your Text: gives students specific instructions on how or what to study in the resources
  • Writing Prompt: indicates what is expected in the essay students will write
  • Three Calibration Essays: serve as strong, mediocre, and poor models or typical student examples of the writing task. These form the basis for training students to become competent reviewers
  • Calibration Questions: identify the critical points and issues that are expected to be addressed in a text response to the writing task. The questions may also explore common misconceptions students hold or errors that they make.
  • Calibration Answer Keys: include explanations of why the three calibration samples do or do not meet the evaluation criteria that you expect from the class. Since each student receives specific feedback on their training success, the explanations become personalized instruction that hones student understanding of the topic.


To access CPR, you must have an account. If you do not have an account, email to set one up.

Once you have an account, you can log in to CPR at to begin setting up specific assignments.

CPR was developed by UCLA, and they offer detailed documentation on using the application, including sample assignments.

Available support What support is available?

Contact for help with setting up an account. Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.

Frequently asked questions FAQ

UCLA maintains a FAQ list on the CPR website.

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