Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A new poll said that texting and tweeting lingo are creeping into teenagers' schoolwork.

Responding to a poll at, 54 percent of the educators surveyed said they've seen texting language cropping up in assignments.

"Our teachers see abbreviations and some of the more texting slang speak in the more informal assignments," said Kyle Ross, Director of Instructional Technology with the Scottsdale Unified School District. "It's not as much as you might think in the formal academic writing."

Ross said some of the common text slang they see includes "lol," for laugh out loud, or using symbols in place of words, such as "&" instead of writing out "and."

Some educators said the slang in assignments is becoming commonplace, but Ross said it's not a problem -- when teachers see it, they correct the kids.

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.