ERIC Number: ED381563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between Assessor/Assessee Gender and Performance Observation Ratings.
Schuyten, Shana; Tashakkori, Abbas
The effects of the genders of the assessor and the assessee on performance observation ratings of beginning teachers were studied in public schools in Louisiana. Data was collected in the pilot phase of the Louisiana Teacher Assessment Program for Interns, which included both teacher observation and structured interview. Of the assessees who reported their genders, 359 were female and 57 were male. Of assessors who reported gender, 468 were female and 195 were male. Dependent variables were the assessee's performance observation ratings. Independent variables were the genders of assessor and assessee. There were significant differences between the ratings of both male and female teachers, indicating that the gender of the assessee affected assessor ratings. However, no significant main effect of assessor gender was found in the results, suggesting that the bias of trained assessors does not seem to cause a major bias in the performance evaluation of teachers. Three tables present study data. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Louisiana; Louisiana Teacher Internship Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).