Should Students Grade Their Teachers?

formative grade of teachersThe opinion that students should be able to evaluate their teachers, just as well as teachers grade students, is quite popular. In 2013, researchers at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation conducted a project – Measures for Effective Teaching, which included students’ ratings of their teachers alongside with student performance as indicators of teaching effectiveness. Students’ grading was meant to play a significant part in the formative assessment. Nonetheless, three years later, there is still a number of obstacles which delay implementation of this approach in schools around the country. Continue reading