Mid Semester Evaluation April 2016

The following is going to be used to help me improve my overall effectiveness in the classroom. Please answer as honest as possible.

Name (optional): 


A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. Indicate your ability to transcribe the following to mRNA:
    TAC GAC TTA CCG GAT TAC*
    Very confident in my ability
    Confident
    Somewhat confident
    Can not do it


  1. Indicate your ability to translate the following sequence to amino acids using a codon chart:
    AUG CUG AAU GGC CUA AUG*
    Very confident in my ability
    Confident
    Somewhat confident
    Can not do it


  1. Indicate your ability to understand the base pairing rule of DNA and the base structure of DNA. That is, could you draw a DNA structure on your paper? *
    Very confident in my ability
    Confident
    Somewhat confident
    Can not do it


  1. During the DNA unit did your teacher provide a clear outline of vocabulary?*
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Were lab activities provided as well as homework to help practice the material?*
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. How would you rate your teachers performance in teaching DNA and Protein Synthesis?
    Excellent would be: knowledgeable teacher with engaging activities
    Poor would be: is not knowledgeable and has no activities*
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor


  1. Indicate your ability to cross Aa x aa and determine the genotype and phenotype probability.*
    Very confident
    Confident
    Somewhat confident
    can not do it


  1. Indicate your ability to determine blood type probability with Ai x Bi cross.*
    Very confident
    Confident
    Somewhat confident
    can not do it


  1. How would you rate your current understanding of incomplete dominant traits like: RW x RW which would give you a probability of a genotype: 1:2:1 and the phenoytpe: 1 Red: 2 Pink: 1 White.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor


  1. How would you rate your understanding that genetics is pretty complicated when concerning multi-celled organisms like yourself?
    Could you tell someone that hair color is based on multiple genes on chromosome 14, 15 and 16? (excellent) Would you recognize that and be able to say that is correct? (excellent) Or would you be inclined to say that hair color is a single gene? (poor)
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor


  1. Indicate your ability to understand poly-genetic traits like how hair type and color works*
    Very confident
    Confident
    Somewhat confident
    can not do it


  1. Did your teacher discuss how to read a karyotype, discuss mutations and how they work and the concept of meiosis.
    Yes
    No


  1. How would you rate your overall understanding of how DNA is located in chromosomes, DNA is transcribed/translated to make a protein and that we can often describe inheritance of DNA with a single allele (B,b) or with a genotype (BB,Bb,bb).
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor


  1. Did your teacher provide a clear overview of the units as well as labs and other work to help practice DNA, Protein Synthesis and Genetics? Please try to put aside the fact we moved quickly due to 4 snow days. *
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Describe your teachers ability to teach DNA, Protein Synthesis and Genetics.
    Excellent would be knowledgeable teacher with engaging activities
    Poor would be is not knowledgeable, no discussion and has no activities.*
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor


  1. Rate your teachers overall effectiveness in the classroom. Teaching, lab activities, grading, management of the classroom. Please consider all of these! *
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor


  1. Does your teacher make you feel unwelcome, unsafe or threatened in the classroom?*
    Yes
    No


  1. Has your teacher offered students to come to Flex to get help and/or review tests? What about being available during A and B lunch? *
    Yes
    No


  1. Which of the following is the most common phrase said by your teacher at the end of a lecture, beginning of a lab, review of assignments?
    "Are there any questions, comments or concerns?"
    Does not say anything, tends to just let students go with no follow up.
    "Please do not ask any questions or have any concerns."
    "Dont bother me, I going to be grading or I am will be texting on my phone."


  1. Does your teacher have a pretty consistent mood or are you unsure of what class is going to be like?
    You can never tell what kind of mood the teacher is going to be in. Inconsistent!
    He/she seems to be consistent with a good attitude, silly jokes/sarcasm and a smile. I have learned in this environment.
    He/she seems to be inconsistent with a crappy attitude, demeaning jokes to students
    He/she is consistent and I can learn.
    I have not learned one thing all year and it is the teachers fault.


  1. What were your feelings about science before the school year began and what are they now?
    I hated science from years past and still hate science.
    I hated science from years past but this year has been much better.
    I have always liked science but now I hate it more than ever.
    I have always liked science and I continue to like it.


  1. Last one: Describe your overall thoughts about your teacher/the class thus far. You may expand on previous answers or just give your thoughts. This survey does not affect your grade.
    *


  1. How often did you use Quizlet, Google Classroom and the Biology Resource page to access vocabulary, powerpoints, notes, CK12 (readings).
    I use Google Classroom all the time.
    I never went to CK12 because my notes and labs were sufficient.
    I never even heard of Google Classroom.
    Because I was not forced to go to CK12 and review it I never went to it as a resource.
    I always used Quizlet and Google Classroom.





Biology Okemos High School
Okemos High School
MI