Using Student Ratings to Measure Quality of Teaching in Six European Countries

May. 10, 2014

Source: European Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 37, Issue 2, 2014, pages 125-143

This article argues for the value of using student ratings to measure quality of teaching.
An international study to test the validity of the dynamic model of educational effectiveness was conducted.
At classroom level, the model consists of eight factors relating to teacher behaviour: orientation, structuring, questioning, teaching modelling, application, management of time, teacher role in making classroom a learning environment and assessment.

The countries participated in this study were Belgium/Flanders, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Ireland and Slovenia.
In each participating country, a sample of at least 50 primary schools was used.
All 9967 grade 4 students were asked to complete a questionnaire concerning the eight factors of the dynamic model.
The analyses revealed that student ratings are reliable and valid for measuring the functioning of the teacher factors of the dynamic model.

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