A new survey reveals discontent with length, logistics

smarter-balancedOregon teachers wish they didn't have to give their students Smarter Balanced English and math tests because the tests take too much time, have confusing directions and are unfair for students who don't have computers at home or who have inadequate technology at school.

Those are among the finding of a survey conducted by the state teachers union last spring. Nearly 1,300 teachers, representing less than 5 percent the state's teaching corps, responded to the online survey.

Survey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative...

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