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ERIC Number: EJ1020053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
Examining Differential Item Functioning Trends for English Language Learners in a Reading Test: A Meta-Analytical Approach
Koo, Jin; Becker, Betsy Jane; Kim, Young-Suk
Language Testing, v31 n1 p89-109 Jan 2014
In this study, differential item functioning (DIF) trends were examined for English language learners (ELLs) versus non-ELL students in third and tenth grades on a large-scale reading assessment. To facilitate the analyses, a meta-analytic DIF technique was employed. The results revealed that items requiring knowledge of words and phrases in context favored non-ELLs in grade 3, whereas items requiring evaluation skills favored ELLs in grade 10. However, inconsistent patterns were found across gender and ethnicity. Educational implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 10; Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
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