Most respondents to The Evening Sun's survey questions yesterday agreed with the state school board's decision to make public the results of a new statewide test. The criterion-reference tests are designed to measure how well the schools teach and will be given for the first time in May.
Of 288 callers, 250 (87 percent) said they believe that the test scores should be made public, while 38 callers (13 percent) said they do not think that should be the case. Of 289 callers, 238 (82 percent) said they believe testing should be used to measure school performance, while 51 (18 percent) said they do not think testing should be used for that purpose.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.