LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A recent survey by the Louisiana  Association of Educators found that a majority of Louisiana  teachers believe students are being tested too much in regards to state-required standardized tests.

Debbie Meaux, LAE president, tells the American Press 78 percent of members polled think the current amount of standardized tests is excessive and takes too much time away from classroom instruction.

Meaux said members also said they were not happy with the amount of time required to prepare students for the tests as well.

Meaux said the survey also showed that Louisiana teachers are upset about students' test scores being linked to teacher evaluations. She said 85 percent of those polled felt that it was unfair, and that the test scores held too much weight in the evaluations.

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