MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School Executive Director, Connie Sanchez, selected to participate on the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science (NJSLA-S) Bias and Sensitivity Committee. Connie was invited to join fellow committee members, New Jersey Department of Education staff, and Measurement Incorporated (MI) staff for the development of important NJSLA-S activities.

The Bias and Sensitivity Committee is tasked with reviewing all newly developed items to ensure they meet the standards for being considered bias free and adhere to industry accepted sensitivity guidelines. The committee also reviews all field-tested items that performed significantly different between reporting groups to ensure the item does not possess traits that would have caused this discrepancy.  This will be the second time she serves on this committee.

Sanchez, joined Unity Charter School in 2015 as their Executive Director.  Prior to her career at Unity she was as science teacher with the Elizabeth Board of Education. During that time she was also a consultant with the Merck Institute for Science Education, where she led professional development and coached instructional staff members from Newark, Elizabeth, Rahway, Linden, and Northern Pennsylvania on effective science instruction.  Connie was also part of Governor Phil Murphy’s education transition team as an education, access, and opportunity transition committee advisor. 

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