Canadian school test changing after student finds that the answers are Indigenous

Canadian school test changing after student finds that the answers are Indigenous

first_imgThe Canadian PressSASKATOON – An achievement test used in Canadian schools is being changed after a student in Saskatoon noticed that some of the options in multiple choice questions included negative stereotypes about aboriginal people.The exam recently given to Grade 10 students in Saskatoon public schools included two questions “where the available multiple-choice options included two incorrect answers which were negative stereotypes about aboriginal people.”School spokesman Rod Drabble says the answers said Aboriginal people have a “lack of interest and motivation” and many Aboriginal people are unemployed.A student writing the Level 19 test book of the Canadian Achievement Tests, Fourth Edition, told a parent and it was brought to the attention of the school board and division administrators.Drabble says the school system has stopped using that test until further notice and has notified the Canadian Test Centre.David Galati, director of operations for the Canadian Test Centre, says the answers will be changed in any Level 19 test books sent out from now on.last_img

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