Abstract

Student evaluations are the most common and often the only method used to evaluate teachers. In these evaluations, which typically occur at the end of every term, students rate their instructors on criteria accepted as constituting exceptional instruction in addition to an overall assessment. This presentation explores factors that influence student evaluations using the teacher ratings data of Brigham Young University from Fall 2001 to Fall 2006. This project uses ordinal regression to model the probability of an instructor receiving a good, average, or poor rating. Student grade, instructor status, class level, student gender, total enrollment, term, GE class status, and college are used as explanatory variables.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Statistics

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Date Submitted

2008-07-07

Document Type

Selected Project

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2450

Keywords

ordinal regression, teacher evaluations

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