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Implicit Bias Test?

  • 1.  Implicit Bias Test?

    Posted 09-29-2017 04:27 PM
    Has anyone used the Implicit Association Test with their staff as a component of ongoing anti-bias professional development?  How did you do it?  Do you have any advice or suggestions?

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    Alissa Mwenelupembe
    St. Vincent Center for Children and Families
    Evansville IN
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  • 2.  RE: Implicit Bias Test?

    Posted 09-30-2017 10:05 AM
    ​I used the implicit bias test with college students.  Be prepared for people unhappy with their results. The results tend to follow current culture as portrayed on screens.  The students make statements about their beliefs, which may be opposite of their scores. However, I find that making students aware of the influence of media is very positive.

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    Donna Satterlee
    Princess Anne MD
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  • 3.  RE: Implicit Bias Test?

    Posted 10-01-2017 12:49 PM
    I am not familiar with this test, however, I can offer a resource for further information. Walter Gilliam at the Yale Child Study Center did a recent research study in this area. The link is below:

    http://ziglercenter.yale.edu/publications/Preschool%20Implicit%20Bias%20Policy%20Brief_final_9_26_276766_5379.pdf


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    Erin Akers
    Director of Education and Development
    Gesell Institute of Child Development
    New Haven CT
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  • 4.  RE: Implicit Bias Test?

    Posted 10-02-2017 03:55 PM
    I recently did an online training on working with diverse populations and taking the implicit bias test was part of that training. I really appreciated knowing my results (I tested as having some biases that I didn't expect). It might be hard to do in a group setting (everyone working at their own pace, etc). But I would recommend that staff do the appropriate tests before they come to the training and then discuss their results. Good luck!

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    Wendy Morrison
    Early Childhood Special Educator
    Alameda County Office of Education: Infant & Family Support Program
    Oakland CA
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