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Title: The Corrosive Influence of the Flynn Effect on Age Normed Tests
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1. O'Keefe, Patrick
Rodgers, Joseph Lee
The Corrosive Influence of the Flynn Effect on Age Normed Tests
Multivariate Behavioral Research published online (7 February 2019): DOI: 10.1080/00273171.2018.1562322.
Also: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00273171.2018.1562322
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keyword(s): Children, Academic Development; Cognitive Ability; Flynn Effect; I.Q.; Test Scores/Test theory/IRT

This project provides empirical evidence for this built-in FE [Flynn Effect]. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-Children dataset (the NLSYC) and a variety of multilevel models, we: (1) Show a within person effect with individuals scoring higher over time and (2) Do not find evidence for practice. Previous work (O’Keefe & Rodgers, 2017 O’Keefe, P., & Rodgers, J. L. (2017) with this sample suggests the within person effect is not the FE itself. The NLSYC is well-suited to the task because it includes a known FE and longitudinal data. We conclude that there may be an artificial FE built into ability instruments because of this norming bias.
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O'Keefe, Patrick and Joseph Lee Rodgers. "The Corrosive Influence of the Flynn Effect on Age Normed Tests." Multivariate Behavioral Research published online (7 February 2019): DOI: 10.1080/00273171.2018.1562322.