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ERIC Number: EJ1086265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-3024
Detecting a Gender-Related Differential Item Functioning Using Transformed Item Difficulty
Abedalaziz, Nabeel; Leng, Chin Hai; Alahmadi, Ahlam
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, v2 n1 p16-22 2014
The purpose of the study was to examine gender differences in performance on multiple-choice mathematical ability test, administered within the context of high school graduation test that was designed to match eleventh grade curriculum. The transformed item difficulty (TID) was used to detect a gender related DIF. A random sample of 1400 eleventh graders in Kuala Lumpur was selected. In DIF indexes, females showed a statistically significant and consistent advantage over males on items involving algebra, whereas males showed a less consistent advantage on items involving geometry and measurement, number and computation, data analysis, and proportional reasoning. However it was concluded that gender differences in mathematics may well be linked to content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
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