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ERIC Number: EJ1154677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-1745
Disaggregated Effects of Device on Score Comparability
Davis, Laurie; Morrison, Kristin; Kong, Xiaojing; McBride, Yuanyuan
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v36 n3 p35-45 Fall 2017
The use of tablets for large-scale testing programs has transitioned from concept to reality for many state testing programs. This study extended previous research on score comparability between tablets and computers with high school students to compare score distributions across devices for reading, math, and science and to evaluate device effects for gender and ethnicity subgroups. Results indicated no significant differences between tablets and computers for math and science. For reading, a small device effect favoring tablets was found for the middle to lower part of the score distribution. This effect seemed to be driven by increases in performance for male students when testing on tablets. No interactions of device with ethnicity were observed. Consistent with previous research, this study provides additional evidence for a relatively high degree of comparability between tablets and computers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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