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ERIC Number: ED490478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
A Comparison of Three Modes of Student Ratings of Teacher Performance
Rice, Larry S.; Van Duzer, Eric V.
Online Submission
One of the primary means of evaluating teaching effectiveness in higher education is through the use of end-of-term student ratings of teacher performance. A number of universities have begun experimenting with replacing the traditional paper and pencil rating forms with on-line forms. Because student ratings often play a key role in personnel decisions, a study was conducted to evaluate the comparability of two methods of on-line rating with traditional paper-and-pencil ratings. A total of 53 students enrolled in one section of a course taught by a single instructor were randomly assigned to one of three conditions. One group completed traditional paper forms. The second group completed on-line forms as a class in a computer lab. The third group completed on-line forms independently. The primary difference in outcomes suggested by the data was not between paper-and-pencil and online groups, but rather between the groups that completed the ratings in whole-class vs. independent contexts. (Contains 2 charts.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A