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ERIC Number: EJ1015108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Sex Differences in Item Functioning in the Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills-II Vocabulary Assessments
French, Brian F.; Gotch, Chad M.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n4 p410-417 Aug 2013
The Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills-II (CIBS-II) is a diagnostic battery intended for children in grades 1st through 6th. The aim of this study was to test for item invariance, or differential item functioning (DIF), of the CIBS-II across sex in the standardization sample through the use of item response theory DIF detection methods. Specifically, we studied two subtests--Reading Vocabulary Comprehension and Listening Vocabulary Comprehension. Form A exhibited a smaller degree of DIF compared to Form B across the two subtests. Thus, we recommend that Form A be the form of choice for practitioners. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
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Language: English
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