ERIC Number: ED139820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Fairness of Test Items for Statistically Equated Groups.
Fishbein, Ronald L.
A nonstandard analysis of covariance (homogeneity of regression not assumed) was performed on 23 black-white item comparisons that had manifested bias according to an item X group interaction definition of bias, and on 9 black-white comparisons that had not manifested bias, to determine whether item bias is reduced for white and black examinees whose achievement levels are equated statistically. Results indicated that test items are less biased for these examinees if their achievement levels are equated statistically. The subjects for this study were black and white examinees who participated in the 1973 Florida Eighth-Grade Testing Program. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)