ERIC Number: EJ721678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: 39
Predicting Student Ratings: The Relationship between Actual Student Ratings and Instructors' Predictions
Nasser, Fadia; Fresko, Barbara
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v31 n1 p1-18 Feb 2006
This study examined the relationship between student ratings and instructors' predictions of these ratings, taking into account other instructor, student, and course characteristics. Participants in the study were 198 instructors in the School of Education at a major teacher training college in Israel. Data corresponding to one randomly selected course per instructor were collected using student and instructor questionnaires and college records. Results indicate a systematic positive relationship between instructors' predictions and actual student ratings with respect to overall ratings and the ratings of three dimensions of teaching. Results also demonstrate a systematic trend whereby low-rated instructors tend to overestimate their student ratings, high-rated instructors underestimated ratings, and moderately rated instructors gave accurate predictions. Results have implications for using predictions to motivate teaching improvement.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Preservice Teacher Education, Prediction, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel