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ERIC Number: ED364164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Pages: 23
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Vocabulary Comprehension of Evaluation Form: Its Influence on Student Rating of Faculty.
Dujari, Anuradha
This study investigated the effect of vocabulary comprehension on underprepared freshman student responses and their rating of faculty teaching performances at Delaware State University. Learning Skills Center students have weak vocabulary comprehension that might hinder their ability to accurately rate instructors. A vocabulary quiz was given to 85 predominantly African American students in the Learning Skills Center program determine their vocabulary comprehension of the evaluation form. It was found that less than half of the students understood 75 percent of the vocabulary words used in the evaluation form. Next, several sections of study skill classes were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. The word meanings were explained to the experimental group. The posttest only, control group design was used in the study to determine the effect of comprehension on their rating of instructors. The student evaluation of faculty teaching performance was then administered to all the students. The results indicated no difference in rating between the control and experimental group for individual instructors at .05 level or in the composite experimental and control groups. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: African Americans; Delaware State University