Study: Infrequent Teacher Evaluations Don’t Identify The Best (or Worst) Teachers

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by Staff Baylor University recently beefed up its evaluation and hiring practices for the school’s lecturers. Adjunct faculty are often re-hired and dismissed based on annual or twice yearly student evaluations. Certainly, poor reviews are often earned. However, it is the exceptional college or university which integrates the evaluation of temporary faculty into the same system with which tenure-line faculty are evaluated. The result of this almost uniform shoddy oversight is a myriad of problems ranging from grade inflation to poor student outcomes. Results of a new study on K-12 teacher evaluation offers up strong reasons why colleges and universities […]
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