Date of Award




Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology


Educational Psychology and Methodology

Content Description

1 online resource (iii, 140 pages)

Dissertation/Thesis Chair

Heidi Andrade

Committee Members

Joan Newman, Bruce Szelest


Evaluation in higher education, Higher education, Measurement theory, Student evaluations of teaching, Educational tests and measurements, Educational evaluation, Psychological tests, Student evaluation of teachers, College students

Subject Categories

Educational Psychology


The purposes of this study were to 1) investigate the extent to which the standards for instrument development, as articulated by the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (AERA/APA/NCME, 2014) are applied during the process of creating student evaluations of teaching (SETs) in order to ensure their reliability and validity, and 2) the factors affecting the application of the standards. The results were analyzed in terms of the percentage of reported standards followed, as well as in terms of the three relevant sections of the Standards. Eighty-nine professionals involved in the process of developing and/or using SETs at their institutions who were subscribed to a professional network were surveyed about the practices associated with the development of SETs at institutions. Thirteen of those participants volunteered for follow-up interviews.