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ERIC Number: EJ850072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1874-8597
Validation of a Research-Based Student Survey of Instruction in a College of Education
Haladyna, Thomas M.; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey
Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, v21 n3 p255-276 Aug 2009
As a preparer of students for the profession of teaching, a college, school, or department of education in higher education has an expectation that instructors teach competently. In higher education, the student survey of instruction is one of the most important among other indicators of teaching effectiveness. This article presents a validation of a new student survey of instruction in a college of education. In this validation, we found the new survey to be as troublesome as the previous survey. Four major findings emerged from this study that offer hope for a new and improved survey of instructional effectiveness. These findings involve estimating reliability, subscore validity, course relevance and rigor of the instructor, and construct-irrelevant variables that threaten validity. Given the failed validation, many cogent observations provide guidance for the design and development of improved forms that may overcome these threats to validity and guide others in validating teaching effectiveness surveys.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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