Focusing Quality Teaching in the 21st Century: Perspective of Teachers on Student-Teacher Ratings as Evaluation Tools in Nigerian Secondary Schools

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue IX, September 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Focusing Quality Teaching in the 21st Century: Perspective of Teachers on Student-Teacher Ratings as Evaluation Tools in Nigerian Secondary Schools

Saleh Garba1, Dr. Jacob Itse Dabo Itse2, Bushira Abdullahi (Mrs)3

1, 3School of Vocational and Technical Education, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi, Nigeria
2Education Department, Bauchi State University Gadau, Nigeria

Abstract: – Student Perception Surveys are being used for feedback and evaluation of teacher effectiveness in places like United Kingdom and United States of America. In 2009 the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria included students in the school self-evaluation committees of secondary schools. This is an innovation. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the attitude of secondary schools teachers in Bauchi state towards inclusion of student- teacher ratings as potential tools for teacher evaluation and feedback in secondary schools. Two research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted the survey research design. A sample of 230 teachers was selected as respondents through proportionate stratified random sampling technique from 23 secondary schools in Bauchi metropolis. Researcher-developed structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Two Measurement and Evaluation experts validated the instrument. A test retest procedure was used to determine the reliability of the questionnaire, while Pearson product correlation coefficient was adopted to find the correlation between the two results which yielded 0.78.The data analysis was done by frequency count and simple percentages. Chi-square test was conducted to determine whether there were no significant differences in the views of novice and veteran teachers regarding their opinions on student-teacher ratings in secondary schools. Findings of the study portrays that secondary school teachers in Bauchi state have positive attitude towards student-teacher ratings as potential tool for teacher evaluation and feedback. However, the study revealed that school self-evaluation committees in which students are represented were either absent or not functioning properly in most schools. Results of chi-square test showed there was no significant difference in the response of novice and veteran teachers regarding their opinions on student-teacher ratings in secondary schools.

Key words: Student-teacher ratings, Evaluation, Classroom observation, Teacher effectiveness.

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