Gathering student feedback is a great way to find out what's working in your class and what could use some improvement. Although we recommend offering students multiple opportunities to provide input on the course, midsemester is an optimal time to conduct a formal assessment. Students are familiar with the learning environment and have a sense of their own progress. Instructors appreciate hearing about issues with sufficient time to make corrections or changes. Students appreciate the timing because they can benefit from their own comments and because the instructor has an early and improved awareness of student concerns.
- Students’ Evaluation of Educational Quality (SEEQ)
We make this standardized, validated survey available to all Penn State instructors. It can be completed in class (using specialized scan forms that can be ordered from us) or online. We provide a statistical report of the feedback and a guide to analyzing SEEQ results.
- Student Assessment of Learning Gains
This flexible online survey is sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research and allows you to choose an instrument constructed for a course similar to yours and modify it for your particular course. It also has an area for open-ended questions. The survey is delivered to students online and the sponsors provide a statistical report of the results.
- Customized feedback
With a small class, you can produce a completely custom measure the old fashioned way by creating a paper survey (pdf).
Here are a few more examples (pdf). Contact us at email@example.com for additional information.
Built-in tools, such as the polling tool or the survey tool, allow you to create a custom feedback instrument in the ANGEL environment.