ERIC Number: ED110484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Validity of Student Ratings of Instruction: Validity for What Purpose and What Kind.
Nadeau, Gilles, G.
Four statements formulated after an extensive literature review on student ratings of instruction are proposed: (1) we must remember the basic definition of validity, (2) we must clarify what it is that a particular teacher is trying to do or proposes to do in a given classroom, (3) we must be clear about defining what we want to obtain from student ratings, and (4) we must make a greater effort to measure student performance as a result of or in spite of what the teacher intended to do and what actually was done. A Taxonomy of kinds of validity is presented. The identification of validity for a particular purpose, situation, and group is discussed. The need for a more sophisticated analysis of student rating data, utilizing more recent statistical tools such as discriminant analysis and multivariate procedures, is pointed out. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)