Bias Review Committee

The Bias Review Committee for WESTEST 2 was comprised of approximately five (5) participants per each programmatic level per each content area; mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies.  These participants were also representative of each of the eight Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs).  The five participants, who represented various ethnicities, religious affiliations, educational backgrounds, and special disabilities, were made up of business and community leaders, parents and educators. Representatives from CTB and WestEd directed the review for each programmatic level.  Every test item was reviewed by the Bias Committee using the Sensitivity Review Guidelines, which includes gender, racial/ethnicity, religious, second language, age, disability, and socioeconomic background.