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Characteristic curve for item 180 (a Poor-Fitting Item). Item 180 is a not-so-good-fitting item of the mathematics scale. The item characteristic curve is shown on Figure 4. Four groups had higher expected scores and two groups had Chaowprapha Chuesathuchon and Russell Waugh 16 lower than expected scores. This explains the poor fit of this item to the measurement model since many students did not perform as expected on this item. Item Difficulties After the Rasch analysis, the items were ordered in terms of their calibrated item difficulties (see Tables 2 – 10) by sub-groups.

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