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Type Journal Article - School Science and Mathematics
Title Re-examining test item issues in the TIMSS Mathematics and Science assessments
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Volume 111
Issue 7
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 334-344
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1949-8594.2011.00096.x
Abstract
As the largest international study ever taken in history, the Trend in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has been held as a benchmark to measure U.S. student performance in the global context. In-depth analyses of the TIMSS project are conducted in this study to examine key issues of the comparative investigation: (1) item flaws in mathematics and science; (2) inability to reflect item score differences between adjacent grades; (3) ambiguity of the test items behind nonrandom guessing; and (4) unfair comparisons resulted from inconsistent item difficulties across the nations. The TIMSS item checking could help education stakeholders understand more profound assessment issues through the information triangulation.

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Wang, Jianjun. "Re-examining test item issues in the TIMSS Mathematics and Science assessments." School Science and Mathematics 111, no. 7 (2011): 334-344.
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