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Document Number: 1621

National Public Opinion Surveys about High-Stakes Testing MS Word - Five national surveys seeking opinions about high-stakes testing of students were conducted by different organizations between April and September 2000. Half of the respondents in three of the polls and all of them in a fourth were parents of public school students. The fifth poll was of education administrators. The polls were conducted by Public Agenda (September), Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup (August), The Business Roundtable (July), the American Association of School Administrators (May) and Harris Interactive, sponsored by Sylvan Learning Centers and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. While the purpose, conclusions and scope of the polls varied widely, the polls found similar conclusions about some things, including that a standardized test should not be the sole measure of whether a student should be promoted or graduated. This file contains highlights of the polls and links to the full poll results where available....
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