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Differential Item Functioning Amplification and Cancellation in a Reading Test

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  • Han Bao
  • C. Mitchell Dayton
  • Amy B. Hendrickson

Abstract

When testlet effects and item idiosyncratic features are both considered to be the reasons of DIF in educational tests using testlets (Wainer & Kiely, 1987) or item bundles (Rosenbaum, 1988), it is interesting to investigate the phenomena of DIF amplification and cancellation due to the interactive effects of these two factors. This research applies the multiple-group testlet item response theory model developed by Li et al. (2006) to examine in detail different situations of DIF amplification and cancellation at the item and testlet level using testlet characteristic curve procedures with signed/unsigned area indices and logistic regression. Accessed 9,037 times on https://pareonline.net from October 26, 2009 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.

Keywords: Test Construction

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Bao, H., Dayton, C. M. & Hendrickson, A. B., (2009) “Differential Item Functioning Amplification and Cancellation in a Reading Test”, Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation 14(1): 17. doi: https://doi.org/10.7275/6cmj-q724

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