Improvement of instruction and teacher effectiveness: are student ratings reliable and valid?

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This paper reviews to be used for the purpose of the improvement sus of evidence available in the literature the evidence on whether student ratings are reliable and valid enough A consen- of instruction and teacher effectiveness. tends to show a measure of consistency, stability and va- lidity of student ratings. Several variables such as sex of rater and ratee, class size, mood of stu- dents, rank of instructors, mention only a few, have been found to have a low to high positive relationship, ings. It also appears that the use of student ratings leads to the improvement grades students were expecting, time of the day courses are taught, to with student rat- of instruction, provided the evaluation data are fed back to the instructor and that an expert or consultant pro- vides assistance to the instructo

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  • Eric A. Arubayi

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