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More Testing, More Test Prep in Public Schools

Photo by Lindsey Turner via Flickr.

Photo by Lindsey Turner via Flickr.

More evidence that the amount of time devoted to standardized testing and test prep in public schools is on the rise is in today with the results of a survey of superintendents.

Sixty-seven percent of superintendents in the nationally representative Gallup poll said that their districts are now spending more time preparing students for standardized tests than they used to. Sixty-one percent said students now take more standardized tests than they used to.

The survey, which was conducted in November, found that only 10 percent of superintendents thought the federal government had done a good or excellent job with education policy over the last five years.

The Gallup poll asked several other questions—you can read the complete results here.

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