Activity Introduction

Introduction: Peer assessment is a process where students can give valuable feedback based on a teacher’s benchmarks. This method of assessment can be employed to improve students’ understanding of content as well as their metacognitive skills. During short play projects students share their new understandings to their peers and receive personalised feedback based on criteria.

Key words: play, script, assessment, peer assessment, rubric, presentation, communication.


Teacher Worksheet

Instructions: This short play assessment rubric can be used to assess play projects from this unit of work. 

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Student Worksheet

Name of student(s) presenting:


Put a star (*) next to the criteria point that applies to the play.


Needs work



1. The story or message of the play is clear.

2. A thoughtful approach to the subject is clearly demonstrated.

3. The play is entertaining, interesting or engaging.

4. The visuals used relate well to the play and its story or message.

5. Language is used properly and effectively.

6. The play flows smoothly.

7. Music is used appropriately and effectively.


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