Poll: Americans Want Less Standardized Testing and More School Funding

From http://neatoday.org/2015/08/23/poll-americans-want-less-standardized-testing-and-more-school-funding/?utm_source=nea_today_express&utm_medium=email&utm_content=pdk_poll&utm_campaign=150916neatodayexpress

Poll: Americans Want Less Standardized Testing and More School Funding

By Tim Walker

Whether it’s used as a tool to measure student progress or evaluate teachers, standardized testing continues to fall out of favor with the majority of the American public. According to the 2015 PDK/Gallup Survey of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, 64 percent of Americans (and 67 percent of public school parents) say there is “too much emphasis on testing.” Only 14 percent rated standardized testing as a “very important ” factor in measuring school effectiveness, and 55 percent (66 percent of parents) oppose test scores being used to evaluate teacher performance.

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