Zero Correlation Between Evaluations and Learning
A number of studies suggest that student evaluations of teaching are unreliable due to various kinds of biases against instructors. Yet conventional wisdom remains that students learn best from highly rated instructors. What if the data backing up conventional wisdom were off? A new study suggests that past analyses linking student achievement to high student teaching evaluation ratings are flawed, a mere “artifact of small sample sized studies and publication bias.”
Read the whole article featured in Inside Higher Education here.
Find the study here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2016.08.007