Author:
Barbara Soots, Washington OSPI OER Project
Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
Graduate / Professional, Career / Technical, Adult Education
Tags:
Bias, Culturally Responsive, Instructional Materialss
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Screening for Biased Content in Instructional Materials

Screening for Biased Content in Instructional Materials

Overview

The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is releasing this model tool for screening for biased content to Washington districts in the hope that it will provide suggestions and examples for review teams during the instructional materials selection and adoption process. 

Model Screening Tool and Guidance for Instructional Materials Review Teams

Background

This is version 1.0 of the updated Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials (2009).

To create this refreshed document, renamed Screening for Biased Content in Instructional Materials, we drew upon a wide variety of existing resources, collaborators throughout Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) departments, and expert district and educational service district partners. See Reference section of the attached document for details.

OSPI is releasing this model tool for screening for biased content to Washington districts in the hope that it will provide suggestions and examples for the instructional materials selection and adoption process.

The resource includes the following sections:

  • Purpose and Importance
  • Instructions for Using this Screening Tool
  • Screening Tool for Biased Content
  • Criteria Discussion and Examples
  • Appendices (WA laws, OSPI Equity Statement, and glossary)
Screening for Biased Content Webinar | OSPI

 

Attribution and License

Attribution

Photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.| CC BY NC

License

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