56% Oppose Use of Standardized Tests as Chief Measure of School Performance
Standardized testing is increasingly becoming the norm in school districts to determine how well a school and its teachers are doing, but most Americans oppose that practice.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% of American Adults think student scores on standardized tests should be the major factor in determining how well a school is doing. Twice as many (56%) disagree with the use of these tests as the chief measurement. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on November 8-9, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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