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Ethnic Differences in Learning Potential Test Scores: Research into Item and Test Bias in the Learning Potential Test for Ethnic Minorities

Published in Journal of Cognitive Education. 1996, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 133-153
Abstract In this article the Learning Potential Test for Ethnic Minorities (LEM) is presented. The contribution focuses on whether Turkish, Moroccan, and Duthc children aged 5 to 8 years, obtain comparable results on items and whether patterns of factor loadings are equivalent in these groups. At item level, rank order correlations of item difficulty were computed. Also, the Mantel-Haenszel procedure was used to test the suitability of each item. To examine the factor structure of the tests in each group, Tucker's φ coefficients were computed and Simultaneous Components Analysis was performed. The results demonstrate that, despite some minor deviations, the LEM measures the same abilities with children from different groups.
Keywords Learning potentialethnic minoritiesitem biastest bias
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