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ERIC Number: EJ1019717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
On the Validity of Student Evaluation of Teaching: The State of the Art
Spooren, Pieter; Brockx, Bert; Mortelmans, Dimitri
Review of Educational Research, v83 n4 p598-642 Dec 2013
This article provides an extensive overview of the recent literature on student evaluation of teaching (SET) in higher education. The review is based on the SET meta-validation model, drawing upon research reports published in peer-reviewed journals since 2000. Through the lens of validity, we consider both the more traditional research themes in the field of SET (i.e., the dimensionality debate, the "bias" question, and questionnaire design) and some recent trends in SET research, such as online SET and bias investigations into additional teacher personal characteristics. The review provides a clear idea of the state of the art with regard to research on SET, thus allowing researchers to formulate suggestions for future research. It is argued that SET remains a current yet delicate topic in higher education, as well as in education research. Many stakeholders are not convinced of the usefulness and validity of SET for both formative and summative purposes. Research on SET has thus far failed to provide clear answers to several critical questions concerning the validity of SET.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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