ERIC Number: ED106927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Student Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators. Oregon School Study Council Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 8.
Halbert, Susan J.
In mid-1973, the Educational Research Service found that nearly one out of four districts surveyed had some form of student evaluation of teachers. Research indicates that informational feedback from students is an effective means of influencing teacher behavior--sometimes more effective than supervisory feedback. In considering student evaluation of teachers, the first issue is the purpose of the evaluation. The administration should also decide if it is going to consider only student evaluation of teachers or press for comprehensive client-centered evaluation. If a client-centered evaluation program is considered, Redfern recommends that clients be told how their evaluations will contribute to the overall evaluation program. Various recommendations for developing an effective client-centered evaluation program were made by Nation's Schools in April 1973 after surveying student evaluation practices from California to New Jersey. However, these recommendations are merely guideposts developed out of the experiences of others; each program must depend on its own constituency. Student evaluation of teachers is still only part of the total evaluation process. It all has to mesh to be effective. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Program Design, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Student Role, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement
Oregon School Study Council, 124 College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($1.50; Quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.