A Diagnostic Inventory of Essential Mathematics
Author: Austin J. Connolly
Publisher: AGS (American Guidance Service)
Published: 1988, Revised: 1998
Type of test: Achievement
Age level: 5.0-22.11
Grade level: K-12
Skills: numeration, rational numbers, geometry, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, mental computation, measurement, time and money, estimation, interpreting data, problem solving
Requirements for Testing
Time Required: 35-50 minutes
Qualifications of examiner: Interpretation of results requires psychometric training. Interpreter must have knowledge of derived scores, measurement error, levels of confidence, and application of statistical procedures for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the student.
Administrators may include: gen. ed. teacher, special ed. teacher, classroom aid, paraprofessionals, counselors, school psychologists and other staff with psychometric training.
Test materials: Test easel, individual test record, manual
Supplementary materials: Report to parents, KeyMath-R ASSIST
Scoring and Results
Method of scoring: Results are scored by hand and many factors must be taken into account in order to calculate the score.
Basal: 3 consecutive correct responses prior to and error
Ceiling: 3 consecutive errors
Ceiling and basal should focus on items within the child's "critical range".
Scores obtained: subtest raw scores, total test raw score, scaled scores, standard scores, summary of domain performance