SRTI and Performance Appraisal
SRTI and Performance Appraisal: A Guide for Using SRTI to Inform Merit, Promotion, and Tenure
Download this guide to help you effectively incorporate SRTI results into the administrative review process (i.e.,summative evaluation).
SRTI and Performance Appraisal: A Checklist (pdf)
A checklist summarizing the major precautions to take and steps to follow to use SRTI results in summative evaluation.
Five Important Summary Points
- 1. Student ratings of instruction are only one piece of any evaluation of
teaching performance. Supplement SRTI results with other sources of
information about teaching (e.g., peer review of materials, classroom
observation, teaching portfolios).
- 2. Focus on results for global items(items 10-12), which are the items
best suited for informing summative evaluations of teaching
- 3. When reviewing an instructor report, determine if the sample of
students who responded to the survey is reliable and representative
of all students enrolled in the class (for instructions, see the document
SRTI and Performance Appraisal - A Guide for Using SRTI Results to
Inform Merit, Promotion, and Tenure Decisions.)
- 4. Review historical normative data to provide a context for interpreting
individual SRTI results, but do not use norm group results as a line of
demarcation between "failing" and "passing" performance. Normative
data is available on the instructor's Individual Section Report and in
the Summary Statistics for SRTI Global Items Report.
- 5. Do not over-interpret small differences in mean scores or use them to
rank or compare the performance of individual instructors. Course
evaluation data instruments are most useful in identifying the
instructors at the extremes; they are not sensitive enough to make
much finer distinctions.
If you have questions about interpreting SRTI reports, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.