NEA survey: Nearly half of teachers consider leaving profession due to standardized testing

Toxic testing environments contribute to lower job satisfaction and thoughts of leaving the teaching profession, according to a new NEA survey of educators.

Despite the fact that  75 percent of teachers are satisfied with their jobs, nearly half (45%) of surveyed member teachers have considered quitting because of standardized testing.

Teachers are dedicated individuals and many succeed in focusing on the positive, but the fact that testing has prompted such a high percentage of educators to contemplate such a move underscores its corrosive effect on the profession.

“As experts in educational practice, we know that the current system of standardized tests does not provide educators or students with the feedback or accountability any of us need to promote the success and learning of students,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.

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NEA Survey: Nearly Half Of Teachers Consider Leaving Profession Due to Standardized Testing