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ERIC Number: EJ757653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Differential Performance of Items in Mathematics Assessment Materials for 7-Year-Old Pupils in English-Medium and Welsh-Medium Versions
Evans, Sion Wyn
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v64 n2 p145-168 Feb 2007
This paper draws on data from the development of annual national mathematics assessment materials for 7-year-old pupils in Wales for use during the period 2000-2002. The materials were developed in both English and Welsh and were designed to be matched. The paper reports on item analyses which sought items that exhibited differential performance in relation to whether the materials were English medium or Welsh medium. The items that exhibited consistent differential item functioning in relation to language during pre-testing are reviewed in order to discuss the linguistic factors that could affect such behaviour.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)