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Sitlington, Patricia L.; Payne, Erin M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2004
One of the challenges to the transition to postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities is the ever-increasing gap between the assessment information that is collected at the secondary level and the demands for documentation prevalent at the postsecondary level. This article discusses the: (a) differences between secondary and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Evaluation Methods
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Kamata, Akihito; Vaughn, Brandon K. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2004
This article provides a brief primer overview of Differential Item Functioning (DIF) analysis. DIF analysis investigates a differential characteristic of a test item between subpopulations of examinees and is useful in detecting possibly biased items toward a particular subpopulation. As demonstration, a dataset from a 40-item math test in a…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Testing Accommodations, Test Items, Testing Programs