Survey: Wash. state teachers spend 73% of school day on instruction

07/2/2014 | Herald (Everett, Wash.), The

Washington state teachers are spending about an hour each day preparing students to take standardized tests, according to a recent study by researchers from Central Washington University. The study, which included a survey of teachers and a daily log of activities by 40 teachers, found that 73% of the school day is devoted to direct instruction and teachers spent an average of 1.4 hours at school completing tasks beyond the allotted time.

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