ASCD SmartBrief Reader Polls

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March 2017

About half of US states use an A-F letter grade for schools, seen as an easy way to report results to the public, but seen as simplistic by others. How much do you agree or disagree that this system is effective? (03/16/2017)

A recent study revealed how little time teachers have for planning/collaborating, compared with schools outside the US. How important do you think more planning time is, even if it costs more for the school? (03/09/2017)

Advice to the edtech industry outlines ways they should invest in and use education research as they develop products. Which of these guidelines would be most effective? (03/02/2017)

February 2017

Some charter-school teachers have taken steps to create a union for charter-school teachers and staff. To what extent do you agree or disagree that this is a good idea? (02/23/2017)

Several K-12 schools are outsourcing student work grading to graduate students or to paid teachers to free up teachers for designing curriculum and prioritizing student relationships. How much do you agree or disagree that this could be a successful practice? (02/16/2017)

To solve issues with a lack of quality class substitutes, one group trains a variety of career professionals in the community to "drop in" for a day of authentic learning. Do you agree or disagree this would help? (02/09/2017)

Some feel that traditional principal training needs to be supplemented with specialized on-the-job training once a principal has started. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (02/02/2017)

January 2017

In an effort to improve teen decision-making, some teachers have added more student choice in the classroom. Which strategy would support learning and let teens practice "choice"? (01/26/2017)

To what extent do you agree or disagree that states should require high-school students to be trained in CPR before they can graduate? (01/19/2017)

Which of the following types of catalogs do you find more useful for professional development books and other resources? (01/12/2017)

Which education topic do you think will be most worthy of discussion in 2017? (01/05/2017)

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