The purpose of this study was to develop a structured class evaluation questionnaire to be completed by students at Tokai University. Two thousand and seven hundred students from sixty-two classes answered the new class-evaluation questionnaire. The data of the survey were collected and analyzed and the results of the analysis are as follows.
In relation to the items "teaching content and teaching methods", five factors labeled "motivating students", "intelligible teaching", "the passion and concern of the teacher", "the critical goal of the course", and "the appropriate presentation of information", were extracted by factor analysis. Similarly, in the items for "outcomes from the teaching and learning process", one factor labeled "outcomes from the teaching and learning process" was extracted.
The findings, which were revealed by multiple regression analysis, were as follows. For the items of "teaching content and teaching methods", the factor of "intelligible teaching", predominantly, and the factor "the passion of the teacher", secondly, contributed to the overall evaluation score. Also, the item "outcomes from the teaching and learning process", affected the overall evaluation score.
There were significant differences in the mean scores between those who wrote their names on the questionnaire form and those who did not, in relation to several of the evaluation items. But, including the overall evaluation, significant differences in the mean scores between the two groups were not found in many of the evaluation items. Overall, differences were slightly smaller between those who wrote their names and those who did not.
Based on findings outlined above, a structured questionnaire for class evaluation by students was developed.