Poll: 'Too much emphasis on testing'

Parents and educators have been raising concerns about high-stakes standardized testing for years.

While there is not much polling on the topic, the 2015 PDK/Gallup Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools found that 64 percent of Americans (and 67 percent of public school parents) say there is "too much emphasis on testing."

Poll shows Americans want less standardized testing

This helps explain why lawmakers from both parties are now rethinking how we use standardized testing in our schools.


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