Ohio educators give bad marks to new PARCC Common Core exams and other state tests

Ohio educators aren't happy with the state's new tests - both the Common Core exams from PARCC or other state tests from the American Institutes of Research.

Not teachers.

Not principals.

Not superintendents.

All three groups gave both sets of tests bad reviews in a statewide survey ordered by State Sen. Peggy Lehner as her Senate Advisory Committee on Testing looks at how Ohio should handle testing in the future.

The general public - parents, students and other residents labeled as "Other" in the results - also gave the tests poor reviews.

Lenher commissioned the online poll because she wanted to be sure that the loud complaints she was hearing about the first round of tests were broad concerns, not from just a few energetic testing opponents.

"Do we have a quantifiable way to measure how much of this has been really bad, how much has been minor?" she asked the state school board last month. The survey was her attempt to answer that question.

Lehner was not immediately available for comment, but the poll gives a clear answer: There is broad dissatisfaction with the tests, with how the online tests work and with how much time they take.

(Read more at Cleveland.com)