Bias And Sensitivity Review

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Do you have a good eye for what's biased or insensitive? The NECAP is an annual assessment given to students from Colebrook to Providence, R. I. , in the third through eighth grade. as well as the 11th grade. Each test question is reviewed by a committee of educators and administrators to ensure there is no bias or insensitivity present that could distract the students from answering using their actual knowledge and abilities. The following questions were given as examples by the NECAP program to decifer which questions could make it through to the assessment and which ones would be rejected. Take a look and see how you would do as a member of the committee.


Questions and Answers
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    Which of the following prompts would be rejected for the NECAP assessment based on its bias and sensitivity standard: “This item raises bias and/or sensitivity concerns that would interfere with the performance of a group of students?" 1. Once, I got my head stuck in our porch railing. If that man with a cell phone hadn’t stopped and called the fire department, I’d probably still be there. Cell phones can save lives.   2. Everybody at school has a cell phone. Once, during an English test, somebody actually got a call and in a regular speaking voice, said, “Sorry, I can’t talk now because I’m taking an English test.”  
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    Which of the following prompts would be rejected for the NECAP assessment based on its bias and sensitivity standard: “This item raises bias and/or sensitivity concerns that would interfere with the performance of a group of students?" 1. Larry buys an iPod ® that has a regular price of $120. The iPod is on sale for 30% off. What is the sale price of the iPod ? 2. Larry buys a sweater that has a regular price of $40. The sweater is on sale for 30% off. What is the sale price of the sweater? Show your work or explain how you know.
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    Which of the following prompts would be rejected for the NECAP assessment based on its bias and sensitivity standard: “This item raises bias and/or sensitivity concerns that would interfere with the performance of a group of students?" 1. Explain how the Model T differed from earlier attempts to build a “horseless carriage.” Use examples from the story. (Related to a reading passage called “Henry’s Horseless Carriage.”) 2. Explain how the antique cars described in the story are different from modern cars. Provide at least 3 examples. (Related to a reading passage called “Henry’s Horseless Carriage.”)  
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    Which of the following prompts would be rejected for the NECAP assessment based on its bias and sensitivity standard: “This item raises bias and/or sensitivity concerns that would interfere with the performance of a group of students?" 1. The word hear belongs in which sentence?
    • A.  People come ____ for vacation.
    • B.  I want to sit _____ by the window.
    • C.  Take cover when you _____ thunder.
    • D.  Please put my books over _____.
    2. The word hear belongs in which sentence?
    • A.  People come ____ for vacation.
    • B.  I want to sit _____ by the window.
    • C.  She can _____ the loud thunder.
    • D.  Please put my books over _____.
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    Which of the following prompts would be rejected for the NECAP assessment based on its bias and sensitivity standard: “This item raises bias and/or sensitivity concerns that would interfere with the performance of a group of students?" 1. Mount Tim is 3 miles from bottom to top and has a vertical rise of 1800 feet. A mountain goat can travel up a mountain at an approximate speed of 2 miles per hour, plus an additional ½ hour for every thousand feet of vertical rise. How long will it take a mountain goat to travel from the bottom to the top of Mount Tim? Show your work or explain how you know. 2. The Mount Tim Hiking Trail ascends 1800 feet in 3 miles. The Appalachian Mountain Club Trail Guide estimates hiking time using ½ hour per mile, plus an additional ½ hour per thousand feet of vertical rise. Approximately how long will it take to hike Mount Tim Trail? Show your work or explain how you know.
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