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Table 8 Reading comprehension items

From: An application of the Rasch model to reading comprehension measurement

School grade Unique items Anchor item
Second grade 1. Why are Frederico’s trainers more worn out and dirty than his brother’s?
a. Maybe because he is less careful than his brother.
b. Maybe because his trainers are of poorer quality.
c. Maybe because he plays more football.
1. Of the two brothers, Rodrigo is the most …
a. distracted.
b. shy.
c. fearful.
Third grade 2. Their friends almost always find out when they switch identities because…
a. They cannot stand too long without saying who they are.
b. When they talk they have a different voice.
c. They cannot keep up the switch for too long.