- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Nearly 20 south-central Idaho educators will help evaluate which standardized test questions public school students will see next spring.

Starting Monday, Idaho’s Bias and Sensitivity Committee will meet for the first time to review more than 30,000 test items for the standardized test called the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

The Times-News (https://bit.ly/1GvIqGr) reports that the Idaho Board of Education appointed the committee, totaling 30 members, in November.

Idaho students took the test last spring but the scores didn’t count. Come 2015, however, schools will have made the official transition to the new test.

Committee members will weed out irrelevant, culturally difficult and stereotyping questions.

The Department of Education’s list of controversial or “potentially distressing” subjects include death, diseases, gambling, current politics, race relations, religion sexuality, superstition and war.


Information from: The Times-News, https://www.magicvalley.com

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