Test of Early Mathematics Ability (TEMA -3)

The Test of Early Mathematics Ability, Third Edition (TEMA-3) is a test that assesses the mathematics performance of children ages 3 to 8:11. The instrument is norm-referenced and can be used for monitoring progress, screening readiness, and informing instruction.

Content

Subdomain
Topics
Additional Topics,
Counting,
Number Properites and Operations,
Number Sense
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

Length
40 minutes
Price

TEMA-3 Complete Kit (includes Examiner's Manual, Picture Book Form A, Picture Book Form B, 25 Examiner Record Booklets Form A, 25 Examiner Record Booklets Form B, 25 Worksheets Form A, 25 Worksheets Form B, Assessment Probes, 5" x 8" cards, 25 blocks.

Training
Not specified.
Qualifications
Purchasing requires a master's degree in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, or field related to assessment, and formal training.
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Computer
National Sample
Yes

Access and Use

Contact

877-234-7323

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Molfese, Victoria J.; Brown, E. Todd. (2018). Strategies to Encourage Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Discussions and Brainstorming Promote Stronger Performance. Early Education and Development, v29 n4 p603-617.

Green, Katherine B.; Gallagher, Peggy A.; Hart, Lynn (2018). Integrating Mathematics and Children's Literature for Young Children with Disabilities. Journal of Early Intervention, v40 n1 p3-19

Namkung, J. M., Peng, P., Goodrich, J. M., & Molfese, V. (2019). Exploring Growth Trajectories of Informal and Formal Mathematics Skills among Prekindergarten Children Struggling with Mathematics. Learning Disability Quarterly, 42(2), 80–91. https://doi.org/10.1177/0731948718786030

Mattoon, C., Bates, A., Shifflet, R., Latham, N., & Ennis, S. (2015). Examining Computational Skills in Prekindergarteners: The Effects of Traditional and Digital Manipulatives in a Prekindergarten Classroom. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 17(1). Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22TEMA-3%22&pr=on&id=EJ1072360

Cueli, M., Areces, D., García, T., Rodríguez, C., Vallejo, G., & González-Castro, P. (2019). Influence of Initial Mathematical Competencies on the Effectiveness of a Classroom-Based Intervention. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 89(2), 288–306. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12239

Papadakis, S., Kalogiannakis, M., & Zaranis, N. (2018). The Effectiveness of Computer and Tablet Assisted Intervention in Early Childhood Students’ Understanding of Numbers. An Empirical Study Conducted in Greece. Education and Information Technologies, 23(5), 1849–1871. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-018-9693-7

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

Bliss, S. (2006). Test Reviews: Ginsburg, H., & Baroody, A. (2003). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 24(1), 85–98. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282905282839

Yao, S.-Y., Muñez, D., Bull, R., Lee, K., Khng, K. H., & Poon, K. (2017). Rasch Modeling of the Test of Early Mathematics Ability-Third Edition with a Sample of K1 Children in Singapore. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35(6), 615–627. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282916651021