Teachers, parents' opinions on student testing are studied

Interim and formative assessments are seen as more valuable than summative tests, according to a new survey of parents, educators and school administrators. The survey results also revealed support for testing in subjects other than math and English, and the development of broader methods for assessing student progress. The online survey, commissioned by the nonprofit Northwest Evaluation Association, aimed to determine attitudes toward testing, as policies are revised at both the state and federal levels.

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