2015 Parent Poll

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

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. Read the full press release →

Poll Results

Read results and analysis from Education Post’s 2015 Parent Attitudes Survey

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Only 14% of #ParentsSay teachers are most responsible for their child's learning.65% of #ParentsSay they want tests to identify students who need help.
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Last Year’s Parent Poll

We polled parents in the summer of 2014, finding a high level of faith and trust in local public schools, principals and teachers, along with considerable concern that today’s schools are not preparing our children to fully compete in the global economy. Those results also revealed an equally significant appetite for positive change, with only 3 percent of those surveyed saying they believe schools are “fine as is.”

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