ERIC Number: ED338356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Perceptions of the Learning Environment; Assessments of Teacher Performance and Student Learning.
Heroman, Deborah S.
The requirement of the state of Louisiana that teaching certificates be renewed for all state teachers led to the development of the System for Teaching and Learning Assessment and Review (STAR), an on-the-job teacher evaluation process. This study examines the relationship between student perceptions of their classroom environment and teacher performance as assessed by the STAR. A principal, master teacher, and outside observer used the STAR to assess 24 elementary school teachers who were teaching kindergarten through 5th grade classes. The STAR measures 23 teaching and learning components in 4 performance dimensions. Students' perceptions of their classroom were measured by means of the My Classroom Inventory (MCI). This instrument measures dimensions of cohesiveness, friction, satisfaction, difficulty, and competitiveness. Results indicated the highest correlations between: (1) satisfaction on MCI and the Classroom Routines and Feedback components of the STAR; (2) competitiveness on MCI and the Aids and Materials, Teaching Methods, Content Accuracy, and Monitoring Learning Tasks components of the STAR; (3) satisfaction on MCI and the Student Engagement component of the STAR; and (4) difficulty on MCI and the Student Engagement component of the STAR. A reference list of 18 items is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Behavior Management; Louisiana; My Class Inventory (Fisher and Fraser); Student Judgments; System for Teaching Learning Assessment Review
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).