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Chae, Soo Eun; Kim, Doyoung; Han, Jae-Ho – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
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,…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Mathematics Tests, Testing Accommodations, Elementary School Mathematics
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Varney, M. W.; Janoudi, A.; Aslam, D. M.; Graham, D. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
Following the success of summer-camp-based programs, a new program has been developed for in-school sessions focused around LEGO robotics to foster interest in STEM topics at a young age. The program has been implemented in a very diverse school, and preliminary results on the efficacy of the program are presented. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Grade 3, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs