Parents Want Tests to Work for Kids, Not Just for ‘System’

Education Post

Ed Post Poll of Public School Parents Also Shows That They See Themselves as Most Responsible for Student Learning

Parents of public school students generally support the use of standardized tests but also feel they are being overused and not targeted to help their child improve, according to a new Education Post poll.

The poll explored familiar issues like testing, standards, choice and accountability but also probed on issues of poverty and parental responsibility and found overwhelming recognition on the part of parents that they and their children are primarily responsible for their success in school.

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