RE: Kathleen Rigsby-Opening Statement

Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 09:44:02 EST

In Washington State boys and girls are scoring equally well on the 4th
grade assessment. A fairness committee was set up to review all possible
test items on all of our tests being designed related to our reform. The
committee consisted of conservative, liberal, individuals from various
cultural groups, was gender balanced and included others representing other
groups interested in equity. I think it has served us well. A test item
analysis was conducted after piloting to determine if certain groups of
students had difficulty with certain items and recommendations were made to
delete or maintain the item from the item bank.

Darcy Lees

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