ERIC Number: EJ1063487
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Publication Date: 2003-Sep
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Using Statistical Control Charts to Analyze Data from Student Evaluations of Teaching
Marks, Neil B.; O'Connell, Richard T.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v1 n2 p259-272 Sep 2003
In this paper, a method for analyzing data from student evaluations of teaching is presented. The first step of the process requires development of a regression model for teacher's summary rating as a function of student's expected grade. Then, two-sigma control charts for individual evaluation scores (section averages) and residuals from the regression model are used to identify both excellent and poor outcomes. The performance of an individual whose scores are out of control on both charts cannot be explained by expected grade and therefore is worthy of note.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Charts, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Models, Grades (Scholastic), Scores, Regression (Statistics), Evaluation Methods, Statistical Analysis
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