Measuring Satisfaction and Learning are NOT the Same

Today’s Inside Higher Education shares a meta-analysis of student evaluation of teaching (SET) scores meta-analysis of student evaluation of teaching (SET) scores and their relation to student learning and success.

Despite decades of attention to student instructional evaluations, where some institutions use them exclusively to measure effectiveness in the classroom, there appears to be no correlation at all between student evaluations and learning outcomes.  What would a better measure of the effectiveness of a teacher be?  How can we use this knowledge to provide a more accurate evaluation of learning?

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