June 4, 2014
Results presentation (w/charts)
Survey toplines (w/question & answers)
Statewide Poll: 70% of WA Residents Support Common Core State Standards
Partnership for Learning, a leading coalition member of Ready Washington, commissions a statewide poll to gauge the public's awareness and support of K-12 education.
SEATTLE – Nearly 70 percent of Washington residents said they support Common Core State Standards in a new statewide poll released Wednesday by Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable. Support for the new learning standards was nearly identical in three regions surveyed: King County (71%), western Washington (71%) and eastern Washington (67%).
The survey of 900 Washington residents was conducted for Partnership for Learning on behalf of Ready Washington, a coalition of state and local education agencies, associations and advocacy organizations that support college- and career-ready learning standards.
The survey’s purpose was to gauge the public’s thoughts on our state’s education system as well as awareness and support for Common Core and testing. Complete survey results are available at www.partnership4learning.org.
“These results mirror many national polls that show support builds for Common Core and testing the more the public and parents learn about them,” said Jana Carlisle, executive director of Partnership for Learning. “The new standards are important because raising expectations for all students helps address our state’s growing equity issues and helps students better compete for the quality jobs Washington has to offer.”
The Common Core State Standards are being implemented in Washington state’s 295 school districts this school year and will first be tested in spring 2015 with the new Smarter Balanced exams in grades 3-8 and 11. Visit www.ReadyWA.org and new the frequently asked questions section to learn more.
Key findings in the statewide survey include:
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About Partnership for Learning
Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable, is celebrating its 20th year of helping to improve public education in Washington state. Learn more about PFL’s history and see our interactive timeline covering the past 20 years of education reform at bit.ly/PFL20Years.