Teachers: Test prep consumes majority of classroom time

03/8/2012 | Education Week

A recent survey of 600 teachers in North Carolina found that among those polled, more than half say they devote more than half of their classroom time to preparing students to take standardized tests. The survey -- by the North Carolina NAACP, Advocates for Children's Services and the Advancement Project -- also found that 90% cite testing as a reason for low teacher morale. The report follows a separate survey showing teachers' job satisfaction is at a 20-year low.

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