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ERIC Number: EJ797135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
Equating between Linguistically Different Tests: Consequences for Assessment
Elosua, Paula; Lopez-Jauregui, Alicia
Journal of Experimental Education, v76 n4 p387-402 Sum 2008
The comparison of scores from linguistically different tests is a twofold matter: the adaptation of tests and the comparison of scores. These 2 aspects of measurement invariance intersect at the need to guarantee the psychometric equivalence between the original and adapted versions. In this study, the authors examined comparability in 2 stages. First, they conducted a thorough study of progressive factorial variance through which they defined an anchor test. Second, they defined an observed score-equated function to establish equivalences between the original test and the adapted test; they used a design of common item nonequivalent groups for this purpose. (Contains 4 tables, 3 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain