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Martiniello, Maria – Harvard Educational Review, 2008
In this article, Maria Martiniello reports the findings of a study of the linguistic complexity of math word problems that were found to exhibit differential item functioning for English-language learners (ELLs) and non-ELLs taking the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) fourth-grade math test. It builds on prior research showing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Test Items, Protocol Analysis, Mathematics Tests