Key findings, as described on AASA's website, are:
- Superintendents overwhelmingly (92.5 percent) see the new standards as more rigorous than previous standards.
- More than three quarters (78.3 percent) agree that the education community supports the standards, but that support drops to 51.4 percent among the general public.
- Nearly three quarters of the respondents (73.3 percent) agree that the political debate has gotten in the way of the implementation of the new standards.
- Nearly half (47 percent) say their input was never requested in the decision to adopt or develop new standards or in planning the implementation.
- More than half (60.3 percent) of the respondents who had begun testing say they are facing problems with the tests.
- Just under half (41.9 percent) say schools in their states are not ready to implement the online assessment, while 35.9 percent say they lack the infrastructure to support online assessments.