And What's Your Opinion (or Practice)?
TeachAdeTM, a resource-website for teachers, recently hired MSI International to do a survey of 205 classroom teachers in grades K-12. The data speaks for itself:
Yes, the data does speak for itself...unfortunately!
- "Meeting national standardized-testing requirements" was their biggest challenge (65%), followed closely by "meeting individual student needs" (65%)
- An average of 28% of their classroom time is focused on preparing students for national testing requirements
- One-fourth of the teachers (mainly teaching at the K-6 levels) claim they spend more than 50% of their time helping students prepare for state and national testing requirements