ERIC Number: ED208036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Pretest and Reanalysis Results of an Item Bias Study.
Bode, Rita K.
This presentation compares the results of a reanalysis of items in one form of a level of the 1978 SRA Achievement Series with the results from the pretest analysis. The bias analyses were performed on white or majority, black, Hispanic, male, and female samples from the pretest and two subsequent samples. Comparisons were made in terms of the consistency of identification of biased items, the direction of bias, and baseline comparisons across samples within a sex or racial/ethnic group. Results show less than expected consistency of identification; effective balancing of items in direction of bias; the importance of sample size in consistency; and inconclusive results in the baseline comparisons. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: SRA Achievement Series
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).