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ERIC Number: ED476857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 17
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With or without? The Role of Reference Values in Evaluation Feedback to Teachers.
Henninger, Michael; Balk, Michael
This study was conducted to see if evaluative feedback from students that includes reference values (students' expectations on teaching quality) has an effect on acceptance by teachers and relevance for them. Also examined was the degree to which teachers' goal setting is influenced by feedback of student ratings with or without reference values. The sample consisted of 35 teachers at a German faculty of medicine. The 10 in the experimental group received personal feedback of evaluation results and students expectancies as reference values. Experimental group 2 (n-11) received personal feedback without reference values, and the third group did not receive any feedback. Findings show that including reference values does not result in higher acceptance of evaluation feedback. However, in this study, acceptance of evaluation results was so high overall that a ceiling effect may have occurred. Teachers in both experimental groups significantly enhanced their goal setting after the personal feedback, while teachers in the comparison group did not alter their goal setting. Findings are interpreted as supporting personal feedback to teachers. (Contains 38 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany