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IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction

About IDEA

The IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI) is the instrument used at Biola by students to provide feedback on teaching and learning based on their direct course experience. Students complete the anonymous surveys at the end of each term.

IDEA believes that specific teaching behaviors influence certain types of student progress under certain circumstances. Therefore, emphasis is placed on student perceptions of their progress on relevant learning objectives set by the instructor.

IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction Forms

IDEA Diagnostic Feedback Form

The Diagnostic Feedback Form is our tool of choice for a comprehensive assessment of teaching effectiveness. It is the standard form used for face to face and hybrid courses. The form has 40 questions that provides both summative and formative feedback about student progress on relevant course objectives, observations of specific teaching methods, and overall impressions of the instructor and course.

IDEA Learning Essentials Form

The Learning Essentials Form is a shorter tool with 18 questions and provides feedback about student progress on relevant learning objectives and overall impressions of the instructor and course. It is appropriate for use in courses where there is little direct instruction and outcomes are most important such as in a practicum or laboratory course.

All of our online courses use the Learning Essentials Form, however, it is paired with additional questions created by the Office of Digital Learning & Program Development specific to online pedagogy.