Friday’s Morning Zone…”Kids-At-Risk” on Nation’s First Sex-Ed Standardized Testing, and Wy. Perspectives on Gov.’s State of The State
7:07AM MST: Child Advocate, John Frentheway and Licensed Professional Counselor,Rene’e Hanson join host Dave Chaffin to disucss the nation’s First Sex-Ed Standardized Testing. The District of Columbia has released results for the nation’s first-ever standardized test that includes sex-education, showing that fifth- and eighth-graders have a lot to learn about their bodies. The test, known as the 2012 District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS), was administered to fifth-graders, eighth-graders and high school students throughout the city. Results were posted today, and show that even though students answered an average of 62 percent of questions correctly, they have work to do.“The results that we received will be very helpful in determining the improvements needed to be made for teacher professional development training and create challenging material that can further student’s interest and knowledge in personal health,” Ayan Islam, communications specialist for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, told ABC News.Islam says the test is part of landmark state legislation passed in 2010, requiring agencies to provide more in-depth reporting and engagement of various community stakeholders with different interests. More than 11,000 students from fifth-grade through high school were enrolled in health courses and then selected to take the 50-question exam in April. The exam measured students’ knowledge in health-related categories, including wellness, disease prevention, physical education and healthy decision-making.
8:07AM MST: Wyoming Perspectives…with former Wyoming legislator and economist Sven Larson.It’s their plan o go through a number of their thoughts on the Governor’s state of the state address. If time allows they may also talk about a few of the big bills coming up soon.