ERIC Number: ED193310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A New Instrument for Measuring Teacher Effectiveness.
O'Tuel, Frances S.; Terry, B. Diane
A 24-item Q-sort faculty evaluation instrument based on Spady's model of teacher competency was constructed and piloted. Following the second pilot and factor analysis of the data, the items were reduced to 16. Test-retest reliability was .81. High correlations between items and their subscale total and low interitem correlations indicate independence of items. The instrument is administered at the beginning of the semester according to students' perceptions of an ideal professor for the course and at the end as a measure of the students' perception of the professor of the course. Comparison of pre-post results indicates professor's performance in relation to students' expectancies. Since these are known at the beginning of the course, the instructor may modify his/her approach early in the semester or explain to students why they are going to get something different from their anticipations. Evidence in the literature of the importance of expectancy in evaluation and results of this investigation suggest that current instruments may be invalid as measures of instructor performance because the variable is expectancy and is not controlled for. (Author/GSK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (Atlanta, GA, March, 1978).