Determinants of differential item functioning in an elementary mathematics test with accommodations

Soo Eun Chae, Doyoung Kim, Jae Ho Han

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Abstract

Those items or test characteristics that are likely to result in differential item functioning (DIF) across accommodated test forms in statewide tests have received little attention. An examination of elementary-level student performance across accommodated test forms in a large-scale mathematics assessment revealed DIF variations by grades, accommodation conditions, graphic inclusion, and item types (i.e., constructed response versus multiple choice). In general, items with a lower grade, graphic, constructed-response format appear to benefit accommodated examinees for a statewide mathematics test.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6054037
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Accommodation
  • differential item functioning (DIF)
  • item types
  • mathematics assessment
  • measurement equivalence

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education

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Determinants of differential item functioning in an elementary mathematics test with accommodations. / Chae, Soo Eun; Kim, Doyoung; Han, Jae Ho.

In: IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 55, No. 2, 6054037, 01.01.2012, p. 279-284.

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