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ERIC Number: ED478078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 20
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Validation and Invariance of Factor Structure of a National Licensing Examination across Gender and Race.
Wang, Shudong; Witt, Elizabeth
In the context of licensure testing, this study addressed the importance of supplementing the usual content-related validity evidence (job analysis) with empirical validation. Evidence supporting the validity and fairness of the Real Estate National Licensing Examination (RENSE) is provided. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) with structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to investigate the internal structural validity of the RENSE across gender and race. Study data were sampled from raw scores of 21,301 real estate sales licensure candidates. For the purpose of cross-validation, the fit of two competing models was examined for a base calibration and a validation sample. Evidence of the invariance of factor structure of RENSE scores across race and gender was found in all fit statistics when model structure, factor loading, latent variable variance, and unique variance are constrained to be equal across groups. Results contribute to the body of evidence supporting the validity and fairness of the RENSE.(Contains 4 tables and 29 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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