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65 Percent: Handling the NCLB

A challenge.

March 9, 2007

Source: TeachAde 65

Credit: Edutopia

Percentage of teachers who rank meeting national standardized-testing requirements as their biggest challenge, according to a recent poll. Educators said about 28 percent of classroom time is spent preparing students for national testing requirements, including those mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. One-fourth of teachers, particularly at the K-6 level, spend at least half of their classroom time on such preparations.

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