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ERIC Number: EJ1096121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-4018
What's in a Topic? Exploring the Interaction between Test-Taker Age and Item Content in High-Stakes Testing
Banerjee, Jayanti; Papageorgiou, Spiros
International Journal of Listening, v30 n1-2 p8-24 2016
The research reported in this article investigates differential item functioning (DIF) in a listening comprehension test. The study explores the relationship between test-taker age and the items' language domains across multiple test forms. The data comprise test-taker responses (N = 2,861) to a total of 133 unique items, 46 items of which were shared across two or more forms. Twenty-one items demonstrated DIF. However, there was no pattern by language domain. Eleven items showing DIF appeared in more than one test form but DIF for these items occurred only once.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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