4 Ways To Measure Instructor Performance
What’s happening inside your classroom right now? Are your instructors following your policies?
Are there areas your instructors could improve?
Measuring instructor performance in vocational education is critical for student success and compliance. Unfortunately, for many schools, evaluating instructor performance over time proves challenging. For example, direct observation only measures a point in time—when instructors are on observation-ready behavior.
CourseKey helps schools measure instructor performance digitally. By harnessing student data, CourseKey empowers school leaders to gain valuable insights, make informed decisions, and improve overall instructional quality.
Read on to learn the four ways schools can leverage CourseKey to better assess and enhance instructor performance comprehensively.
Measuring instructor performance through student success
The best way to measure instructor performance is through student success. Instructors directly impact whether students understand coursework, enjoy classes, and ultimately succeed in their program. According to one leader at a multi-campus school, student success is about 90% driven by instructors and only 10% driven by coursework. Schools can throw significant data and resources into developing the perfect program, but it ultimately falls on the instructor to ensure a student succeeds.
Unfortunately, measuring instructor performance through student success has historically been one of the most challenging metrics to isolate and measure—until now.
CourseKey’s retention dashboard combines different factors related to student success—attendance, tardiness, grades, etc.—into one centralized dashboard. Leaders can filter data by instructor to evaluate student risk at an instructor level and identify instructors who could benefit from extra training and support. Leaders can also identify and elevate high-performing instructors to leadership or training positions.
Measuring instructor performance through attendance behavior
Even great instructors may not always realize the importance of following every single one of your policies and procedures. For example, an evening instructor may think that letting students out early once a week is no big deal, but that time adds up and can cause compliance issues.
Behavior like this is difficult to catch if you’re not directly overseeing a classroom, but instructors and students alike are typically on their best behavior when administrators sit in for observation.
CourseKey’s reporting features provide schools with visibility into instructor compliance. For example, leaders can generate reports that show:
- Deviations from schedule to determine if an instructor is not starting or ending class on time
- Attendance adjustments to identify instructors who are frequently adjusting student attendance, which could signify a deeper issue
Schools can mitigate compliance risks by identifying instructors who need policy reminders, and ensuring students can complete their programs on time. In addition, these reports enable leaders to address deviations promptly and maintain high operational efficiency.
Measuring instructor performance through student feedback
One of the best ways to measure instructor performance is by simply going straight to the students for satisfaction feedback.
CourseKey’s forms tool enables schools to collect valuable student satisfaction surveys and instructor feedback. By directly engaging students, schools gain insights into instructor performance, including effectiveness, engagement levels, and their impact on student success. This firsthand feedback equips school leaders with actionable information to address areas of improvement and enhance instructional quality.
Sometimes, personalities clash, and a student may not get along with a great instructor. Therefore, it’s important to take outlying surveys with a grain of salt and compare surveys with other measures of instructor performance.
Measuring instructor performance through skill mastery
The ultimate goal for every career education student is to get a job in their chosen field, but they can only do that if their skills measure up.
The Skills Tracker feature within CourseKey serves as an indicator of instructor pacing and student skill mastery. By analyzing students’ attempts at completing skills, school leaders can identify if multiple failed attempts are impacting progress. This insight helps pinpoint areas where instructors may need additional support or adjustments, ultimately ensuring students succeed.
Measure instructor performance with CourseKey
Measuring instructor performance is critical to ensuring quality education and student achievement. With CourseKey, schools can leverage student data, real-time analytics, and feedback to assess instructor performance effectively. By utilizing CourseKey’s retention dashboard, comprehensive reporting features, student satisfaction surveys, and the Skills Tracker, schools can gain valuable insights into instructor performance and make data-driven decisions that promote informed instructor evaluations and guide opportunities for improvement.
With CourseKey, schools have the tools to continuously improve instructional quality, foster student success, and create an environment of excellence. Request a demo to learn more.