ERIC Number: EJ540320
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Gender-Related Differential Item Functioning on a Middle-School Mathematics Performance Assessment.
Lane, Suzanne; And Others
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v15 n4 p21-27,31 Win 1996
Gender-related differential item functioning (DIF) was examined in a context in which 3,946 middle school students received mathematics instruction focusing on problem solving. Reasons why four tasks on the performance assessment favored female students and two favored male students are discussed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue titled "Gender and Mathematics Performance." Research supported by Grant Number 890-0572 from the Ford Foundation for the QUASAR Project. Version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 1995).