Differential Item Functioning: Implications for English Testing in China
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- Differential Item Functioning; test validity; test fairness; English testing
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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TY - CONF AU - Ligang Liu AU - Song Wang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/23 TI - Differential Item Functioning: Implications for English Testing in China BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 601 EP - 607 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.164 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211122.164 ID - Liu2021 ER -