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Using Student Surveys: Research Findings and Implications for Teaching and Learning
AYPF will host a series of forums examining the use of student surveys to inform continuous improvement of teaching and learning. The first forum on December 6, 2013 is entitled “Using Student Surveys: Research Findings and Implications for Teaching and Learning.” This forum will focus on what we have learned through recent research on the use of classroom- level student surveys. Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson of Harvard University will show how surveys capture key dimensions of classroom life and teaching practices as students experience them. The validity and reliability of student feedback will be presented as well as the relationship between survey results and student learning outcomes. Paul Ronevich, science teacher at the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, will discuss his experiences using the data from student surveys, and William Hileman, Vice President of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers will discuss the challenges and policy implications of integrating student surveys into teacher evaluations. Subsequent forums will examine implications for leadership and school improvement initiatives, and district and state policy.
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