Diagnostic Teacher Assessment in Mathematics and Science (DTAMS): Elementary Mathematics Teacher Assessments

Diagnostic Mathematics Assessments for Elementary School Teachers are written tests that measure mathematics knowledge in four content domains (Whole Number/Computation, Rational Number/Computation, Geometry/Measurement, Probability/Statistics/Algebra) and across four types of knowledge (Memorized Knowledge; Conceptual Understanding; Problem Solving/ Reasoning; and Pedagogical Content Knowledge). Researchers, professional development providers, and course instructors can administer the assessments as pre- and post-tests before and after workshops, institutes, or courses to determine growth in teachers' content knowledge. Multiple parallel versions of each assessment are available.

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Teacher Knowledge
Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher

Administration Information

Length
20 items (10 multiple-choice and 10 open-response). Participants usually take between 45-75 minutes to complete the assessment, with the bulk of participants taking about 60 minutes.

Access and Use

Contact
Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Copur-Gencturk, Y., & Lubienski, S. T. (2013). Measuring mathematical knowledge for teaching: a longitudinal study using two measures. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education16(3), 211-236. https://www.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-012-9233-0

Thomson, M. M., DiFrancesca, D., Carrier, S., & Lee, C. (2017). Teaching efficacy: Exploring relationships between mathematics and science self-efficacy beliefs, PCK and domain knowledge among preservice teachers from the United States. Teacher Development21(1), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/13664530.2016.1204355

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring