Dr. Stephen Sireci and Dr. Craig Wells Publish Article in American Educational Research Journal

Kudos to Dr. Stephen Sireci, Professor in the Psychometrics Program and Director of Center for Educational Assessment, and Dr. Craig Wells, Associate Professor in the Research and Evaluation Methods Program, who have been published in the American Educational Research Journal. The article, Targeted Linguistic Simplification of Science Test Items for English Learners, details their study which tested the hypothesis that specific linguistic features of test items contributed to construct-irrelevant variance in science test scores of English learners. These findings have significant implications for the design of multiple-choice test items that are fair and valid for English learners.