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ERIC Number: ED187724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Influence of Different Types of Student Ratings Feedback Upon Later Instructional Behavior.
Froman, Robin D.; Owen, Steven V.
The short-term effect of feedback of student ratings of college teachers was investigated, but no significant differences were found. Ratings of 84 teachers, in three experimental groups and a control group, were obtained in the third week of the fall semester and again during the final week of the same semester. Feedback in the form of a computer printout was provided by the sixth week of the semester. One group received feedback in the form of scores on ten high-inference rating scales describing broad aspects of teaching effectiveness. Another group received feedback regarding their position on items from a 68-item behavioral check list. The third experimental group received both kinds of feedback, and the control group received no feedback. No significant differences were found among the four groups with respect to either pretest ratings or demographic information. Multivariate analysis of covariance failed to indicate any significant differences among the four groups with respect to posttest ratings. (The evaluation form is appended, as well as sample printouts). (CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Connecticut
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). Best copy available.