STATISTICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHER PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
Universidad de Celaya (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:This study presents a method to assess the improvement of teacher performance statistically. It was based on the comparison of two semesters' teacher evaluations using the "t" or "z" test (paired statistic samples). This method is considered a better option than comparing arithmetically the average of both evaluations and it allows the academic areas as well as those teachers evaluated with a low teaching performance to determine if the corrective actions were effective.
In order to facilitate the statistical analysis of the effectiveness and hypothesis tested, an excel file was used, with calculation templates (Monitef: Monitoring effectiveness). These templates with data from the two evaluations compare and calculate "t" or "z" values with tables, and define if there was a significant (0.05) improvement in the effectiveness of teacher performance.
This method provides useful information for the Teacher Development Department and allows the department to outline more effective strategies for improving teacher performance. It also ensures continuous improvement of the teaching-learning process and achievement of the objective that guarantees institutional "academic quality".
This method allows the directors of academic areas to monitor the effectiveness of the performance of their teaching staff and enables them to coach teachers with low performance in the first evaluation in order to improve students' perception of teachers' performance in the second evaluation period.
Keywords: Research methodologies.