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SIR II Survey Content

The SIR II survey is the second-generation version of the ETS Student Instructional Report.

Mirroring the multidimensional nature of college instruction, the SIR II survey takes a structured, comprehensive approach to faculty and course evaluation. Survey questions are designed to gather data on eight dimensions of college instruction:

  • Course organization and planning
  • Faculty communication
  • Faculty/student interaction
  • Assignments, exams and grading
  • Instructional methods and materials
  • Course outcomes
  • Student effort and involvement
  • Course difficulty, workload and pace

Optional Questions

Faculty and administrators can add optional questions, with customized response choices, to capture feedback on a broader or more customized range of teaching and course-specific characteristics. Questions can be course specific or provided by the individual instructor or department.

Overview of Survey Structure

Format# of Questions# of Optional QuestionsHow Administered
Paper-and-pencil 45 10 In-class
Online 45 10 In-class or remote
e-SIR version
(distance learning)
41 10
plus five demographic questions

In addition, students can write comments that are forwarded to the instructor. All responses are anonymous.

To learn more about SIR II survey content, including data validity and analysis, review the Research section of this website.