Academic & Teacher Evaluations
Collecing Feedback Made Easy
Improvement in any aspect of life can only be archived through feedback. If you don’t know what went wrong or causes of past events, how can you possibly change? As a teacher, there as so many variables to consider in a student’s education. Knowing your students can go along way into improving their learning and can make your job easier.
A Relationship Between Teacher Rating & Course Interest
In 2016 we conducted a study with over 2,000 college level students’ across the United States. We were trying to see if there was linear relationship between how students rate a teacher and to how students perceived a class. We sent a survey for each of their semester classes. We asked two main questions on each survey:
"How likely is it that you would recommend this instructor to a friend or colleague?"
"How useful or interesting did you find the subject matter of the class"
The findings in fact seemed to indicate a near linear relationship between a student’s recommendation and the level of interest in a class.
Course Evaluation Surveys
One of our most popular surveys with educators is the evaluation surveys. Giving students an opportunity to voice their opinion shows you care. We see that most teachers send out a survey at least twice a year, one for each semester. Ask questions about course usefulness, course difficulty level, and homework applicability. Always use an open ended question to give students a chance to say how they think the course went.
Generally these are done via web link to ensure anonymity. Sending these out school wide is also useful. If the same survey is sent out to multiple classes and teachers the data can be combined. Schools can assess performance by subject, teacher, or even time of day.
Parent Teacher Feedback Surveys
We have a template specifically made for this. Send this survey to parents before parent teacher conferences or through the school year. Getting feedback from parents is key to understanding your student’s needs. We often find parents who receive these surveys very appreciate that their student’s teacher cares. The feedback you gain here can help tailor learning programs for induvial students. The feedback you gain here can help tailor leanring programs for indivual students.
Tips for Student Surveys
Determine How to Send Your Survey:
Sending these out via a web link is best. Try and coordinate the entire school to send the survey out as well. Doing this can help a school see the "big picture" with their students. If students are worried about anonymity, you can turn on the anonymous surveys feature.
Keep Your Survey Short:
No one wants to be overwhelmed. Keep your survey under 20 questions. Generally, 1 pages with 10 questions should be enough to gather the data you need and not annoy your students.