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ERIC Number: EJ800332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0895-7347
Item-Level Comparative Analysis of Online and Paper Administrations of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
Keng, Leslie; McClarty, Katie Larsen; Davis, Laurie Laughlin
Applied Measurement in Education, v21 n3 p207-226 Jul 2008
This article describes a comparative study conducted at the item level for paper and online administrations of a statewide high stakes assessment. The goal was to identify characteristics of items that may have contributed to mode effects. Item-level analyses compared two modes of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) for up to four subjects at two grade levels. The analyses included significance tests of p-value differences, DIF, and response distributions for each item. Additional analyses investigated item position effects and objective-level mode differences. No evidence of item position effects emerged, but significant differences were found for several items and objectives in all subjects at grade 8 and in mathematics and English language arts (ELA) at grade 11. Differences generally favored the paper group. ELA items that were longer in passage length and math items that required graphing and geometric manipulations or involved scrolling in the online administration tended to be the items showing mode differences. (Contains 11 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas