Questions Frequently Asked About Student Rating Forms: Summary of Research Finding

This short article, written by Kaplan, Mets and Cook at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan reviews the research around common questions related to student evaluations of teaching (SETs). It addresses the following questions:

  • What do we know about the relationship between grades and student ratings?
  • Should we believe student ratings reflect an instructor’s ability to “entertain”?
  • What do student ratings tell us about teaching effectiveness?
  • How do we know that students make consistent judgments about teaching effectiveness?

A thorough bibliography is also provided containing many resources on many aspects of the student evaluation of teaching process.

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