Teachers’ voices are ignored at the district, state and national level, say public school teachers interviewed for Center on Education Policy survey. At the school level, 53 percent of teachers said their opinions are considered most of the time.
A majority of teachers believe they spend too much time preparing students for state and district tests and 81 percent said students spend too much time taking required tests. Most math and English teachers said they’re using data from tests to improve their teaching.
While most teachers received a performance evaluation in 2014-15, only about half found the feedback they received helpful.