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ERIC Number: EJ1111277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
A Review of Recent Developments in Differential Item Functioning. Research Report. ETS RR-08-43
Mapuranga, Raymond; Dorans, Neil J.; Middleton, Kyndra
ETS Research Report Series, Aug 2008
In many practical settings, essentially the same differential item functioning (DIF) procedures have been in use since the late 1980s. Since then, examinee populations have become more heterogeneous, and tests have included more polytomously scored items. This paper summarizes and classifies new DIF methods and procedures that have appeared since the early 1990s and assesses their appropriateness for practical use. Widely used DIF methods are evaluated alongside these new methods for completeness, clarity, and comparability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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