Reporter panelist Michelle Edmonds of KIVI-TV asked the two candidates if they'd take the ISAT test themselves and publicize their scores, a question that was submitted by a viewer online. Olson said, "I would not want to take especially the math portion of the ISAT. ... Math is an area that I have struggled with all of my life, and still am in the process of developing my skills and my understanding." Luna responded, "So let me see if I understand this right - this test is such a low bar and so easy, but it's something you would avoid taking? ... That's because it's difficult, folks." He added, "As a matter of fact, I took those tests." Luna said he, many legislators, and then-Gov. Kempthorne took the test when it was first rolled out. Olson responded, "We're not allowed to open up the test" and administer it to others. "That's bad test protocol."
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