About This Product
BY HERBERT P. GINSBURG AND ARTHUR J. BAROODY
The TEMA-3 measures the mathematics performance of children between the ages of 3-0 and 8-11. It is also helpful with older children who have learning problems in mathematics. It can be used as a norm-referenced measure or as a diagnostic instrument to determine specific strengths and weaknesses. The TEMA-3 is an excellent way to measure progress in math, evaluate programs, screen for readiness, discover the bases for poor school performance in math, identify gifted students, and guide instruction and remediation. The test measures both informal and formal concepts and skills in the following domains: numbering skills, number-comparison facility, numeral literacy, mastery of number facts, calculation skills, and understanding of concepts. It has two parallel forms each containing 72 items.
The standardization sample is composed of 1,219 children. Test results are reported as standard scores, percentile ranks, and age and grade equivalents.Also provided is a book of remedial techniques (Assessment Probes and Instructional Activities) for improving the skills in the areas assessed by the test.
The TEMA-3 includes several improvements. First, a linear equating procedure allows examiners to use scores on Forms A and B interchangeably. Second, studies are now included showing that the TEMA-3 has no ethnic or gender bias. Third, the pictures of animals and money in the Picture Book are now in color, making them more appealing and more realistic in appearance.