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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Feedback (from student re quality)

Overview

  • Influence: Feedback (from student re quality)
  • Domain: Teaching Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Feedback
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Student evaluations of teachers

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 12
  • Number of studies: 298
  • Number of students: 1,698
  • Number of effects: 440
  • Effect size: 0.53

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Research in Higher Education Cohen USA Effectiveness of student-rating feedback for improving college instruction: A meta-analysis of findings 1980 Feedback from student ratings 22 0 22 0.33
Review of Educational Research Cohen USA Student Ratings of Instruction and Student Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of Multisection Validity Studies 1981 Student rating of teacher 19 0 19 0.68
Review of Educational Research Cohen USA Student Ratings of Instruction and Student Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of Multisection Validity Studies 1981 Student rating of teacher 41 0 68 0.48
Journal of Educational Psychology L'Hommedieu, Menges, & Brinko USA Methodological explanations for the modest effects of feedback from student ratings 1990 Feedback from college student ratings 28 1,698 28 0.34
Journal of Higher Education Dowell & Neal USA A selective review of the validity of student ratings of teaching 1982 Student rating of teacher 6 0 6 0.40
Studies in Second Language Acquisition Lyster & Saito Quebec Oral Feedback in Classroom SLA 2010 Oral feedback on learning 15 0 28 0.74
Journal of Marketing Education Clayson USA Student evaluations of teaching: Are they related to what students learn? A meta-analysis and review of the literature 2009 Student rating of teacher 17 0 42 0.66
Studies in Educational Evaluation Uttl, White, & Gonzalez Canada Meta-analysis of faculty's teaching effectiveness: Student evaluation of teaching ratings and student learning are not related 2017 Student rating of learning 51 0 97 0.47
ERIC Menges & Brinko USA Effects of Student Evaluation Feedback: A Meta-Analysis of Higher Education Research 1986 Student evaluation as feedback 27 0 31 0.44
Conference Cohen USA An Updated Expanded Meta-Analysis of Multisection Student Rating Validity Studies 1986 Student rating of teacher 47 0 74 0.44
Review of educational research Penny & Coe UK Effectiveness of consultation on student ratings feedback: A meta-analysis 2004 Consultation after student feedback 11 0 11 0.69
Research in Higher Education McCallum USA A meta-analysis of course evaluation data and its use in the tenure decision 1984 Teacher rating and achievement 14 0 14 0.68
TOTAL/AVERAGE 298 1,698 440 0.53

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 5 4 1 3 3
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