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Instrument 12. A: Scoring by Scanning

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INSTRUMENT 12.A: COURSE SURVEY.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
CURRY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

COURSE

INSTRUCTOR

SECTION #

COURSE FEEDACK SURVEY
• DO NOT use ink or ballpoint pen.
• Make each mark heavy and black.
• Mark should fill circle completely.
• Erase cleanly any mark you wish to change.
• Make no stray marks.

The ONLY correct mark

E D E S
E D H S
E D I S
E D L P

USE NO. 2 PENCIL ONLY

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STUDENT-ORIENTED ITEMS
Please answer the following by marking the appropriate circle.
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2. A+ A A–

This course is: (1) Required; (2) Optional.
The grade I am expecting in this course is:

B B B
C+ C C–
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D+ D D–
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S U

This questionnaire provides you with an anonymous opportunity to evaluate this course and the instructor. The
results will be used to provide a basis for course improvement and overall assessment of the effectiveness of this
course. Please be thoughtful, constructive, and candid in your responses. ANSWER THIS SIDE FIRST.
Items 3 through 13 should be answered according to the following scale: Strongly disagree (SD), Disagree (D),
Neutral (N), Agree (A), Strongly Agree (SA).
3. SD

D N A SA

The instructor’s expectations in this course were made clear to me.

4. SD

D N A SA

The content of this course was organized in a meaningful way.

5. SD

D N A SA

Assignments were challenging.

6. SD

D N A SA

Assessment of student’s progress was appropriate.

7. SD

D N A SA

Feedback from assessment was provided at suitable intervals.

8.

SD D N A SA

9. SD

D N A SA

The instructor demonstrated a genuine interest in teaching the course.
The instructor was sensitive to student needs and interests.

10.

SD D N A SA

I learned a great deal in this course.

11.

SD D N A SA

Overall, this course was worthwhile to me.

12.

SD D N A SA

Overall, the instructor in this course was effective.

13.

SD D N A SA

The course and materials content included different racial or ethnic perspectives where appropriate.

Instructor furnished additional items - optional.
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SD D N A SA
SD D N A SA
SD D N A SA

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DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE
How would you evaluate the content of this course?

What course learning experiences were most valuable?

What instructor characteristics contributed to the effectiveness of the course?

Was the instructor equally responsive to all students (men, women, different racial
or ethnic backgrounds)? Please explain.

Other?

COMPLETED - THANK YOU

Source: Curry School of Education. Reprinted with permission.

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completed evaluations into an envelope, which is taken by a student to the
office of the department chairman. In this way, confidentiality is maintained.
The instrument is designed to be used with a separate answer sheet, which is
machine scored. Instructors receive only aggregate data and do not see individual
answer sheets or identifying information.
This questionnaire illustrates many of the points about instrument organization and format discussed in this chapter. The title is printed in the left-hand
corner, in large, bold serif typeface. The remainder of the instrument is printed
in a smaller sans serif font. For ease of data entry, the form (or answer sheet)
can be scanned; items are completed by filling in numbered or lettered circles
(bubbles). Instructions appear directly after the title, whereas the purpose statement appears before the course rating section. Items 3 through 13 use a Likert
scale, which is placed to the left of (before) each item. Every other item is shaded
for contrast. A combination of item formats is used, including scales and openended responses.
The usefulness and reliability of student evaluations is often debated, as the
quality of a course derives from a variety of factors, including the instructor’s
personality and skills, available resources, and the physical environment, as well
as factors the student brings to the situation. For example, one student may find
class assignments challenging and illuminating, whereas another might consider
the same assignments difficult and boring. Nonetheless, these instruments continue
to find favor in most colleges and universities, particularly now that they can be
administered confidentially as Web-based evaluations.

Instrument 12.B: Word Processing Software
Instrument 12.B was developed to determine newly hired employees’ computer
skills. If the results suggest that an employee needs some level of training in conjunction with his or her job duties, the organization pays for the training at a local
community college (rather than maintaining the staff and resources to conduct
the training in-house).
This instrument was designed using today’s highly versatile word processing
software. To set the title off, it is printed in bold using a slightly larger font than
the text in the body of the instrument. Two typefaces are used: a serif font for
item text and a sans serif font for instructional text. The questionnaire was divided
into sections using text box and table formatting. The instructions and identifying
items were placed in text boxes (in word processing software these boxes can be
constructed using the text box command or the table command, creating a 1 ϫ 1
table, that is, a table consisting of one row and one column). The size of the text

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INSTRUMENT 12.B: TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT.
Training Needs Assessment: Computer Skills and Abilities
In order to design and plan training for computer skills, we would like
you to complete this needs assessment. It is important that you sign
the form so that we can match your level of skill development with the
appropriate level of training.
How would you rate your
experience working with
computers? (circle one)

1
Never used

2
Very limited

Name:
(Please Print)

Job Title:
3
Moderate

4
Highly
experienced

How would you rate your comfort
1
2
3
in using computer hardware and Dislike using Use them only to Very comfortable,
software? (circle one)
computers get the job done enjoy using them
On a scale of 1 to 4, how would you rate your ability to use the following software? Circle the number that
best describes your current level of knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Never
Used

Fair

Good

Excellent

Word processing software (for general typing), such as Word or
Word Perfect.

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4

Spreadsheet software (to manage data and create graphs of your
data), such as Excel or Quatro Pro.

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4

Database software (for organizing and managing data), such as
Microsoft Access.

1

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4

Website development software, such as Front Page or
Web Publisher.

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4

Desktop publishing software (used to create pamphlets, letterhead,
etc.), such as Microsoft Publisher or Quark.

1

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4

Presentation software (to create slide show presentations), such as
Powerpoint or Corel Presentations.

1

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4

Graphics software (for drawing, painting, and photo retouching),
such as Corel Draw or Photo Shop.

1

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4

Statistical software (for doing statistical calculations), such as
SPSS or SAS.

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4

Organizational software (calendars, scheduling, etc.), such as
Mircrosoft Outlook or Corel Central.

1

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4

Other (please indicate):

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