Teacher Evaluation by Students: A Comprehensive Approach


Ahmad Khosravi 1 , * , masoud rahimi 1 , Mohsen Darabian 1 , Abbas Ali Taherian 1 , Robabe Zarooj Hosseini 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Khosravi A, rahimi M, Darabian M , Taherian A A, Zarooj Hosseini R . Teacher Evaluation by Students: A Comprehensive Approach, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2012 ; 9(1):e59896.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 9 (1); e59896
Published Online: July 15, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 09, 2017
Accepted: May 22, 2012




Background & Objectives: One of the common approaches for teacher evaluation is evaluation by students and in this relation, considering the opinions of teachers as main targets of this process is important. The aim of this study was a systematic review of the researches performed about the opinions of faculty members of the country towards evaluation of teacher by students.
Methods: The abstracts of 1750 papers presented in Iran Medical Education Congresses since 1979 as well as related articles indexed in Iranian databases and International databases (PubMed & Scopus) were reviewed by using keywords such as teacher evaluation, evaluation by student, self- evaluation, quality of teaching, professors’ viewpoints, education process, satisfaction, teaching method, evaluation studies and feedback. After a primary review, 47 papers from different universities were selected and reviewed by different research groups. Finally, the obtained data were emerged based on criteria defined in groups’ common meetings.
Results: Satisfaction rate of faculty members from evaluation was 47.8% and the effect of feed backing the evaluation results was 71.2%. The highest satisfaction rate was related to the time of evaluation (mean 65.5%) and the majority of teachers believed that Education Development Center (EDC) is the best center for evaluation. Mean score of self-evaluations by professors was higher than that Was done by students and there was poor correlation between these scores.
Conclusion: regarding to low satisfaction rate and weaknesses in this type of evaluation, basic revisions and using multi source Fedback(MSF) for teachers are recommended.


Evaluation Faculty Member Systematic Review Feedback Viewpoint

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