TITLE

STUDENT INTERPRETATION OF LANGUAGE IN STUDENT TEACHING EVALUATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Barnes, George R.; Levi, Inessa; Cerrito, Patricia B.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
College Student Journal;Sep2001, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p373
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this paper is to examine the meanings of student responses on student teaching evaluations. Approximately 100 students were randomly surveyed concerning their precise understanding of the wording in the teaching evaluation forms by slightly translating the phrasing from a school environment to a work environment. Students were asked to interpret just how often an act needs to occur if it occurs “frequently” or “generally.” There is considerable variability in the student interpretation of the concepts, some of the variability associated with gender. In order to vaidate student teaching evaluations, the language must be investigated to discover in detail just what students are intending.
ACCESSION #
6816225

 

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