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Title: Granting the teachers the ‘Benefit of the Doubt’ in Performance Evaluations
Authors: Rogge, Nicky # ×
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Series Title: International Journal of Educational Management vol:25 issue:6 pages:590-614
Host Document: International Journal of Educational Management
Abstract: This paper proposes a version of Data Envelopment Analysis (i.e., the benefit-of-the-Doubt approach) to construct teacher evaluation scores based on student questionnaire data. A major appeal of DEA is the flexibility in the construction of the scores. In particular, DEA puts teacher performances into a relative perspective to be optimally evaluated thereby accounting for different values and interpretations that teachers attach to ‘good teaching’. Furthermore, if available, expert opinion on the relative importance of teaching aspects can be easily incorporated into the evaluation. The identification of teachers’ relative strengths and weaknesses is another advantage.
ISSN: 0951-354X
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven
Research Centre for Educational Research & Development, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels
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