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Language effects in international testing: The case of PISA 2006 science items

Abstract:

We investigate the extent to which language versions (English, French and Arabic) of the same science test are comparable in terms of item difficulty and demands. We argue that language is an inextricable part of the scientific literacy construct, be it intended or not by the examiner. This argument has considerable implications on methodologies used to address the equivalence of multiple language versions of the same assessment, including in the context of international assessment where cros...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/0969594X.2016.1218323

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Education
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University of Oxford
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge) Publisher's website
Journal:
Assessment in Education Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
4
Pages:
427-455
Publication date:
2016-08-25
Acceptance date:
2016-07-24
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EISSN:
1465-329X
ISSN:
0969-594X
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uuid:fa8b3fcc-ac71-4daf-aa06-1ec407d920eb
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635368
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pubs:635368

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