Teachers' responses to feedback from evaluators: What feedback characteristics matter?
Many states are implementing new teacher evaluation systems and are working to determine how to best provide feedback that leads to improved teaching and learning. Data from Regional Educational Laboratory Central’s Examining Evaluator Feedback Survey were used to identify factors that may influence teachers' use of feedback. Findings suggest that a teacher's response to feedback is related to four factors: their perceptions of the usefulness of the feedback, whether the feedback is an accurate portrayal of their performance, the extent to which their evaluator is credible, and the resources to which they have access.
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