Disparity in Parental Perception and Standardized Testing of Student Achievement

A Gallup poll reveals a significant gap between parental belief in their child's grade-level performance and actual test results.

Nearly 90% of parents believe their children are at grade level, but standardized tests indicate otherwise. Report cards may not fully communicate academic progress, leaving gaps in parental awareness and possibly preventing children from getting the support they need. The pandemic's effect on grading policies may contribute to the discrepancy between perceived and actual performance.