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Questions - Standardized Testing - February 21-22, 2015

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National Survey of 800 American Adults

Conducted February 21-22, 2015

By Rasmussen Reports


1* Who should set the education standards for schools - local government, state government or the federal government?


2* What's the biggest problem in schools today - poor teachers, bad curriculum, not enough funding, lack of discipline or not enough parent involvement?


3* Is there too much emphasis or not enough emphasis placed on standardized tests in schools these days, or is the balance about right?


4* In many states, a school’s performance rating is based on how well students do on statewide standardized testing. Should student scores on standardized tests be the major factor in determining how well a school is doing?


5* Is there too much emphasis on “teaching to the test” because of this standardized testing?


6* Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of taking standardized tests?


7* Is discipline in public schools too tough, too easy or about right?


8* Is it harder for a teacher to maintain discipline in the classroom today than it was when you were a child in school?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence