Then there is this: "The problem with measuring teaching quality is that there is no agreement over a definition of good teaching’; see: http://bit.ly/1FIoWys
Measuring the effectiveness of a teacher is difficult as there is no meaningful agreement on what constitutes effective teaching/learning. We don't seem to even understand that we can't 'teach' material from model-based knowledge domains (e.g., sciences) utilizing the same methodology as we 'teach' material from rule-based knowledge domains (e.g., spelling, reading, geography, accounting)!
Grades apparently do not reflect intelligence (see other threads)?
Are the students of those that are in power get higher scores in social education networks?
What is the relationship between social status and grades, after controlling for intelligence?
You can only assess teachers effectiveness through their contributions to their university/teaching environment and themselves. How much value they have added to themselves in terms of trainings attended. Also, universities usually appreciates teachers that can attract grants/funds/collaborations.
However, the number of quality or poor students produced cannot be attributed to just one teacher so it's collective and it difficult to grade a teacher based on students performance alone. If the institution accepts every tom, dick and harry that applied for admission then it would be unfair to the teachers ratings
Is teaching efficiency reflected in the student's abilities to repeat what teachers explained/educate. But then we may assume there is a substantial difference between the ability to memorize and repeat learnt stories/theories/techniques and true understanding?
Can teaching efficiency be measured when it involves students' abilities to truly understand perhaps going beyond the knowledge/techniques educated?
Not sure is there any universal measurement or formula with certain variables & weightages to measure teacher effectiveness. Agreed with some of the scholars who pointed out that measurement of teacher effectiveness can be subjective from country to country, different form preschool to university level, vary from subject to subject, diverse students' competencies etc. Think a more plausible way to measure a teacher effectiveness is to check with the school / university management on what are the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) set for the teachers to achieve.
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