2016 National Teacher Survey

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2016 National Teacher Survey

What Do Teachers and District Leaders Feel about State Standards and Assessments?

Author(s): Maria Ferguson, Nancy Kober, and Diane Stark Rentner
Published: February 15, 2017

This three-report summary synthesizes the key findings about teachers and district leaders’ views on standards and assessments and provides recommendations for state leaders. The three reports drawn upon for this summary are Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices (teacher survey report); Listening to and Learning from Teachers: A Summary of Focus Groups on the Common Core and Assessments; and District Leadership in the New Era of Assessment.

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Listening to and Learning from Teachers: A Summary of Focus Groups on the Common Core and Assessments

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Nancy Kober, Mathew Frizzell, and Maria Ferguson
Published: October 12, 2016

This report summarizes discussions from five elementary teacher focus groups conducted in Delaware, Illinois, Utah, and Wisconsin in spring and summer of 2016. Topics addressed include the Common Core State Standards, curricula, instructional materials, CCSS-aligned state assessments, student achievement data from those assessments, and accountability.  Where possible, the teachers’ comments are compared to the findings from CEP’s 2015 teacher survey.

The Center on Education Policy (CEP) conducted a webinar that highlighted findings from CEP's newest report, Listening to and Learning from Teachers You can view and download materials from the webinar here.

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Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Nancy Kober and Matthew Frizzell
Published: May 5, 2016

In the winter of 2015, CEP surveyed a nationally representative sample of public school teachers to learn their views on the teaching profession, state standards and assessments, testing, and teacher evaluations.  The report, Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices, summarizes these survey findings, including responses indicating that public school teachers are concerned and frustrated with shifting policies, over emphasis on student testing, and their lack of voice in decision-making.

Also included below is a ready-to-use comprehensive Power Point presentation of key findings from CEP's Teacher Survey Report, Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices. You can listen to the webinar here.

Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices Tables and Figures
Each of the tables and figures that appear in the report have been converted to individual JPEG images.  These images maybe used without explicit permission from the Center on Education Policy as long as appropriate attribution is given to the CEP as the source.  Also, the JPEG images do not include the notes that appeared with each of the tables and figures in the report.  Please refer to the report for the notes and to Appendix 2 for information on the confidence intervals.

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