NYers Say Too Much Testing in Schools

11:38 PM, Nov 18, 2013   |    comments
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A majority of New Yorkers believed there is too much testing in schools, but voters were closely divided on the new controversial Common Core curriculum, a Siena poll today found.

Fifty-two percent of voters said there is too much testing in schools, while 12 percent said there is not enough and 28 percent said it's the right amount.

Parents and teachers have expressed displeasure with the Common Core curriculum, which has mandated new, tougher tests for students in third through eighth grades. Teachers are also facing new evaluations, based in part on how students perform on testing.

Voters were divided on whether Common Core standards will make students more college or career ready, with 45 percent confident that it would and 49 saying it would not.

Thirty-four percent said Common Core is too demanding, and 27 percent said it was not demanding enough.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

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