A psychometric approach to the validation of a student evaluation of teaching instrument

Anthony P. Setari, Jungmin Lee, Kelly D. Bradley

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to conduct a validation analysis of an SET and provide a validation framework of SETs that can be included when designing complete evaluations of teaching within higher education institutions. A series of Rasch analyses was conducted on the results of the SET, examining the responses of students within a college and three departments. Results show the majority of items were moderately difficult to endorse in the college and departments, there were issues with DIF, and two items did not consistently fit the model. The study provides an analysis framework that may aid policymakers and institutional administrators in developing higher quality SETs, and demonstrates the need for validating SETs being implemented in higher education settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-87
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in Educational Evaluation
Volume51
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Course evaluation
  • Evaluation methods
  • Higher education
  • Rasch
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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