ERIC Number: ED110490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The General Concept of Validity Applied to Student Ratings: Or, Please, General Custer, What Are We Doing Here?
Brandenburg, Dale C.
The validity of student ratings of instructors and instruction is discussed. The use of student ratings of teachers is increasing, especially in the areas of rank, pay, and retention decisions. Although the author feels that student input is a valid source of information, the type of data that is being collected is based solely on empirical data. The results of this data may also be affected by expected grades, rank of instructor, peer ratings, or required courses as opposed to electives. What is being measured by this type of data must be assessed so that we have a more complete evaluation of teachers and/or students. (DEP)
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)