ERIC Number: ED081405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
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The Effect of Different Sets of Instructions on Student Course and Instructor Evaluation.
Aleamoni, Lawrence M.; Hexner, Pamela Z.
Two groups of students registered in the fall and spring semesters, respectively, of an undergraduate history course taught by the same instructor, evaluated the course by means of the Illinois Course Evaluation Questionnaire. Students registered in the spring were informed that the results of the evaluation would be used for consideration of the promotion and advancement of the instructor, while students registered in the fall were not provided this information. The 224 results indicated that students who were given this information rated the course more favorably on all aspects than students lacking this information. The results do suggest that the instructions and the information about the aims of a course evaluation that students are provided prior to the completion of an evaluation are important variables that will have to be considered in future administration of any course evaluation. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Instructional Resources.