ERIC Number: ED151332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Interactions Between Teaching Performance and Student Achievement.
Hsu, Yi-Ming; White, William F.
There are two purposes for this study: first, to examine the relationship between college students' achievement and their ratings of instructors; second, to validate the two selected evaluation instruments that were designed specially for assessing teaching performance at the higher education level. Two evaluation inventories were selected for this study. One was the Inventory of Student Perceptions of Instruction (ISPI); the other, the Instructional Improvement Questionnaire (IIQ). The ISPI was given about half way through the fall semester, while the IIQ was distributed toward the end of the semester to the same classes. While it is clear that personal warmth in a teacher carries a rather significant weight in determining the rating behaviors of students and that higher ratings positively correlate with higher grades, these two evaluation methods counterbalanced these factors. At the end of the semester, three separate achievement scores were obtained from each instructor for all the students participating in the study. An analysis of the results indicated that college students tend to rate their professors more favorably if they felt they had learned a great deal and achieved higher grades in the course. They do not evaluate their professors as teaching in isolation, irrelevant of their own performance. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)