Getting teachers excited about student feedback: It's all in the ask

Carly Robinson, Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh, Christopher Benshoof, Jack Schneider, Hunter Gehlbach

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New research shows that student perception surveys are reliable instruments to assess K-12 teachers, but media outlets report that teacher staunchly oppose integrating student feedback into teacher evaluations. Teachers’ attitudes towards student perception surveys are likely to play a critical role in whether these surveys are effective in facilitating improved teaching. Thus, shifting teacher beliefs about this practice is of utmost importance. The present research tests a survey-based intervention that induces cognitive dissonance in teachers regarding the practice of perception surveys and finds that teachers’ attitudes towards student perception surveys can be improved so that they are more open to learning from the feedback of their students.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2016: Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies - Washington, United States of America
Duration: 8 Apr 201612 Apr 2016


ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2016
Abbreviated titleAERA 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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