Carnegie Mellon University
September 18, 2016

Relying on "Smile Scores" To Measure Student Learning Is Not a Good Idea

By Marsha Lovett

Relying on "A recent Academic Anonymous post in The Guardian about how student surveys are affecting a young professor’s confidence got me thinking.

Yes, we want students to enjoy our courses. And yes, we want students to find our instructional innovations engaging. But we can’t forget that students’ perceptions of enjoyment or engagement are not measures of instruction’s effectiveness."

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