Judge teachers using so-called intangibles: They matter as much or more than test scores

Unfortunately, little attention is placed on non-cognitive outcomes. One reason is that they are seen as more subjective than cognitive outcomes. But done properly, they can provide a fairer and more comprehensive evaluation of teachers than widely believed. One practical way is the use of Likert inventories. These consist of a series of statements to which students anonymously register their agreement or disagreement on a scale of, say, one to five. For example, “I enjoy reading a book more than I did before taking this class.” Or “Doing math in school no longer makes me anxious.” The key is anonymity.

World – New York Daily News