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Questions - Common Core and Standardized Testing - June 21-22, 2014

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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted June 21-22, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the Common Core national education standards?


2* Do you favor or oppose requiring that all schools nationwide meet the same Common Core education standards?


3* How likely is it that the new Common Core national education standards will improve student achievement throughout the country?


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


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


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


7* Should all students in elementary and secondary school be required to take standardized tests every year?


8* 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?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence