Test for Early Mathematics Ability
Purpose of the Test
- Identify children who are significantly behind or ahead of their peers in the development of mathematical thinking.
- Identify specific strengths and weaknesses in mathematical thinking.
- Suggest instructional practices appropriate for individual children.
- Document children’s progress in learning arithmetic.
- Serve as a measure of research.
About the Test
Author: Herbert P.Ginsburg and Arthur J. Baroody
Year published and revised: published in 1983 and revised in 2003Type of test: Achievement
Age Level of Examinees
No time limit
-Students may be given as much time as they need to complete the problems.
-However, if the students seems to not know how to proceed the examiner should mark it as incorrect and move on.
-On average children will be able to complete the relevant portion in 45-60 minutes.
- Contains information required to administer, score and interpret the test.
Picture book (Form A and B)
Profile/examiner record booklets (Form A and B)
- Student worksheet of problems for each Form A and B
- Notecards (used as mats for the blocks and tokens)
Assessment probes and instructional activities
- Offers suggestions for instruction based on investigation
Methods of Scoring
- Paper/pencil test.
1 pts for items passed
0pts for incorrect
Types of Scores Obtained
- Raw score
- Age equivalent
- Grade equivalent
- Percentile rank
- Math ability score (standard score)