SIR II™ Research
To learn more about the SIR II™ Student Instructional Report, refer to the following research reports:
- Testing the Invariance of Interrater Reliability Between Paper-Based and Online Modalities of the SIR II Student Instructional Report — Investigates whether SIR II interrater reliability differs between the paper-based and online versions.
- Differences in Responses to the Student Instructional Report: Is It Bias? — Explores whether higher scoring of male or female teachers on the SIR II report is due to gender bias.
- The Student Instructional Report II: Its Development, Uses and Supporting Research — Describes the development of the SIR II report, validity and reliability research, and how SIR II data can be used by instructors and institutions.
- Student Perceptions of Learning and Instructional Effectiveness in College Courses: A Validity Study of SIR II — Examines correlations between overall student ratings of teachers or courses and end-of-course exam scores.
- Two Studies on the Validity of the Student Instructional Report — Investigates correlations between student ratings and achievement, and relationships between student ratings and student, teacher and course characteristics.
- SIR II: The Development of the Student Instructional Report II — Outlines the process used to develop the second-generation version of the Student Instructional Report, including item and form development, pre-testing and statistical analyses to determine reliability and validity.
- Will Teachers Receive Higher Student Evaluations by Giving Higher Grades and Less Coursework? — Examines whether student expectations of course grades and other factors influence student ratings of teaching on course outcome evaluations.
- Is There Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching? — Analyzes student ratings of instructors across a range of institution types and academic disciplines to identify possible gender bias patterns.
- Enhancing Your Teaching Through Use of the SIR II Report: Suggestions for Improvement — Provides a compendium of suggestions for improving college teaching, grouped by SIR II rating dimensions.
For more information about the SIR II survey, contact an ETS Advisor.