Tag: Standardized Testing



AP-NORC Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing

Burgess-Peterson Elementary School principal Robin Robbins, center, meets with students during an after-school study program in Atlanta, in preparation for state standardized testing, soon to begin. (AP Photo/David Goldman) by Jennifer Agiesta and Philip ElliottAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.