Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)

Differential Item Functioning: Implications for English Testing in China

Authors
Ligang Liu1, Song Wang1, *
1Teaching Department of Foreign Languages, Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu, Sichuan 610500, China
*Corresponding author. Email: wsong80@126.com
Corresponding Author
Song Wang
Available Online 23 November 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.164How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Differential Item Functioning; test validity; test fairness; English testing
Abstract

This paper aims to recapitulate an important concept in test validity and fairness, namely Differential Item Functioning (DIF). Then comes the discussion about the present DIF studies in the testing of English as a foreign language. Finally, after pointing out the limits and problems of the present DIF study on English testing in China, suggestions are given in this paper which indicates that the DIF study on English proficiency tests in China should focus on different education conditions, different academic backgrounds, and different DIF levels.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
23 November 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-464-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.164How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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