ERIC Number: ED464924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
College Instructors' Evaluation of Students: Thoughts on the Student Evaluation Standards.
This paper presents the results of four students' observations of instructors' evaluation practices. The four students (two undergraduates and two graduate students) rated an instructor's evaluation of students using a draft of the Student Evaluation Standards (SES) of the Joint Committee at Western Michigan University. Each student wrote a paper that became part of a family of studies presented at the 10th Annual Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation National Institute. This paper summarizes those papers, with a brief quantitative overview of the students' observations. Two of the students applied the SES to courses in which they thought the instructor was exemplary, while the other two applied the SES to courses in which they thought evaluation was frustrating and in need of improvement. Students were given a draft copy of the SES, and the ratings generated by the four students were entered into a spreadsheet according to the four attributes of sound evaluation practice (Propriety, Utility, Feasibility, and Accuracy). The ratings of instructors' practices provided by students participating in this study show that there is room for improvement in the field of student evaluation. The SES are capable of providing a foundation on which educators can build solid student evaluation policies and practices. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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