Bolt, S., & Bielinski, J. (2002, April). The effects of the read aloud accommodation on math test items [Paper presentation]. Annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), New Orleans, LA, United States.

Presentation

Bolt, S., & Bielinski, J. (2002, April). The effects of the read aloud accommodation on math test items [Paper presentation]. Annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), New Orleans, LA, United States.

Summary

Accommodation

The test was read aloud (read-aloud) to students.

Participants

One thousand randomly selected students without disabilities, 930 students with reading disabilities not receiving the accommodation, and 1083 students with reading disabilities receiving the accommodation participated in the study. All students were in 4th grade.

Dependent Variable

Item-level analyses were conducted on multiple choice math items from the Missouri Assessment Program.

Findings

The read aloud accommodation did not appear to improve score comparability for students with reading disabilities when compared to students without disabilties. More items displaying differential item functioning (DIF) were identified for those who received the accommodation than for those who did not receive the accommodation.