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Last modified: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Media Advisory: K-12 public opinion survey results

EDITORS AND REPORTERS: Due to inclimate weather, the Indiana State Board of Education has postponed its February meeting scheduled for today (Feb. 2) in Indianapolis, where Jonathan Plucker, Director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP), and Terry Spradlin, CEEP's associate director for education policy, were to present findings from the 2010 Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana. The board has not yet rescheduled the meeting. The study results will not be released today, but a new advisory will be sent when the board selects a new meeting date.

What: The 2010 Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana

Who: Survey co-authors Jonathan Plucker and Terry Spradlin, Center for Evaluation & Education Policy

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: The Department of Education's James Whitcomb Riley Conference Room, 151 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis

The 2010 Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana gauged the attitudes and perceptions of a representative sample of Hoosiers on key educational issues, particularly those regarding education reform issues now before the Indiana General Assembly. Respondents assigned a letter grade to Indiana's school system and their local schools. Other questions dealt with teacher evaluation, school funding, turning around failing schools, and teacher pay.

This is the seventh year that CEEP has conducted the Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana. More about CEEP, including complete reports of the past public opinion surveys, is available on the CEEP website, http://ceep.indiana.edu/.

For more information, contact Chuck Carney at 812-856-8027 or ccarney@indiana.edu.