ERIC Number: ED361208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance: A Review of Literature and Instruments for Science Educators.
Finley, Sandra J.; Crawley, Frank E.
A review of literature (1984 to 1991) was undertaken to: (1) determine the status of research pertaining to the utilization of student evaluations of teaching; (2) evaluate the specific studies that pertain to use of evaluations for the improvement of science teaching; and (3) examine the instruments available for use by science educators. Eighty percent of the 167 studies were found to be in higher education, with a large number of these studies investigating and generally confirming the reliability and validity of student evaluations. Only 4 percent of the studies concerned science classrooms, and there was a lack of research addressing the utility of feedback from evaluations for teaching improvement. Few instruments were found that are specifically designed for use in science classrooms. Tables summarize the results. Contains 33 references. (Author/MDH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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