Poll shows Americans want less standardized testing

Partners Post, September 2015

A new poll shows that an increasing number of Americans have growing concerns about the emphasis on standardized testing in public education, and question the effectiveness of standardized testing in our schools.

The 2015 PDK/Gallup Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools found that 64 percent of Americans (and 67 percent of public school parents) say there is "too much emphasis on testing."

PDK Poll: Americans want less standardized testing

Poll results also show that many Americans, both parents and non-parents, pay close attention to education policy and issues like standardized testing in public schools.

Instead of relying so heavily on standardized tests, Americans support other ways of measuring student progress such as examples of student work, grades awarded by the teacher, or written observations by the teacher.



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