FAQ: Overall Rating Item
Is there an "overall rating" item on SPOT evaluations?
Yes. However, the traditional "overall rating" item was removed from SPOT evaluations after fall of 2011. In its place, students are asked to rate the instructor's "overall teaching effectiveness" on a six-point scale. The new item is more direct in its focus and the six-point scale allows for a larger response distribution.
How should averages be reported to account for changing response options?