ERIC Number: ED244990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
Test Item Bias in the HS&B Test Battery.
Takai, Ricky T.
The purpose of this papeer is to provide an empirical analysis of four subtests of the High School and Beyond (HS&B) sophomore test battery. This analysis of item bias uses the 1980 test data of the sophomore cohort. Blacks and whites were matched on the total score of four subtests: Vocabulary, Reading, Mathematics--Part I, and Mathematics--Part II. The analysis revealed very little bias. With the exception of two items on the Vocabulary Test and one item on the Mathematics I test, the delta values for the test items on each test were quite low. It should be emphasized that, in this study, the use of the term "bias" refers to those items that behave anomalously in the context of the other items. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: High School and Beyond (NCES)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).