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PIPS:How do the PIPS assessments take account of pupils with with different cultural backgrounds?
Posted by Chris Jellis on 10 June 2011 10:09 AM

Within the PIPS Project we take considerable care to ensure that the assessments are not biased. This does not mean that all groups will get the same scores in the tests, but it does mean that all items are of the same level of difficulty within each group. For example, it could be that the picture of a bagpipe is more readily recognized by children in the northern part of the UK than those whose families were more inclined to an Asian way of life. We check our assessments for such bias and drop inappropriate questions.