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ERIC Number: EJ863833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
An Item Analysis of Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices among Participants with Down Syndrome
Facon, Bruno; Nuchadee, Marie-Laure
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n1 p243-249 Jan-Feb 2010
Standardized tests are widely used in intellectual disability research, either as dependent or control variables. Yet, it is not certain that their items give rise to the same performance in various groups under study. In the present work, 48 participants with Down syndrome were matched on their raw score on Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices (RCPM) with 48 participants with intellectual disability of undifferentiated etiology and 48 typical children. An item analysis was then conducted using the "transformed item difficulties" method, a statistical approach designed to detect "differential item functioning" between groups. Results showed that the difficulty of items was highly similar for the three groups. It is concluded that RCPM can be used with considerable confidence in comparative studies including typical, Down syndrome and intellectually disabled participants of undifferentiated etiology. Some methodological implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices