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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:

  • "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
Yes, the data does speak for itself...unfortunately!