Investigation of Measurement Invariance of Turkish Subtest on ABIDE 2016 in Relation to Characteristics of Teachers: Sub-sampling Method

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Ülkü S., ATAR B.

Eğitimde ve Psikolojide Ölçme ve Değerlendirme Dergisi, vol.14, no.2, pp.154-170, 2023 (Scopus) identifier identifier


The Ministry of National Education carried out the ABIDE (Monitoring and Evaluation of Academic Skills) in 2016 in order to test the knowledge and skills of 8th-grade students. Since the ABIDE 2016 study was implemented for the first time in our country, it is very important to prove measurement invariance for the validity of the results. Within the scope of this research, the measurement invariance of the success of the students in the Turkish test according to the education level and professional experience of the teachers was examined. In the research, data were obtained from the Ministry of National Education, Directorate-General of Measurement, Evaluation, and Examination Services. Responses of students to the multiple-choice items in the ABIDE 2016 Turkish test and teacher questionnaire data were used in the study. All the data were used in the investigation of measurement invariance according to professional experience. Investigation of measurement invariance according to education level was carried out both by using and not using the method of sub-sampling. Factor 10 and Mplus 7 programs were used in the analysis of the data. At the end of the study, the Turkish achievement model provided all levels of measurement invariance among the student groups formed according to the professional experience and education level of the teachers.