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Snetzler, Suzi; Qualls, Audrey L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2000
Examined the incidence of differential item functioning (DIF) on 3 subtests of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills using test scores for 2,867 Alaskan students, characterized as "Native" or White at fourth and sixth grades or sixth and eighth grades. Effect size differences favoring whites were larger when students of equal English…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Alaska Natives, Item Bias, Limited English Speaking
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Powers, Stephen; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
The predictive validity of the California Achievement Test, Reading (CAT-R) was examined for 480 Hispanic and Anglo pupils in Grades 2 and 3. The validity of the CAT-R as a predictor for reading for combined groups of Hispanic and Anglo pupils appeared to be limited. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Anglo Americans, Comparative Testing, Hispanic Americans