ERIC Number: ED111837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Fairness of the Items of a Test Battery.
Fishbein, Ronald L.
This study develops a procedure for detecting items which are biased for particular ethnic groups and utilizes this procedure to evaluate the fairness of reading, mathematics, and occupational information test items for several ethnic groups. The population for each ethnic group was chosen from examinees administered the 1973 version of the Florida Eighth Grade Testing Program (FEGTP). In this study, an item was considered biased if it manifested an Item X Group interaction. Few biased items were detected on the Reading, Mathematics, and Occupational Information tests of the FEGTP. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Washington, D.C., March 31-April 2. 1975)