The Tema 3 Measures The Early Mathematical Abilities Of Young Children Essay

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a. General Description: The TEMA-3 measures the early mathematical abilities of young children.
b. Materials Provided/Needed: Examiner’s Manual, Picture Book, Profile/Examiner Record Booklets, Student Worksheets, Manipulatives, Assessment Probes & Instructional Activities Book. Examiner and student will both need a pen or pencil.
c. Alternate Forms: The TEMA-3 has two equivalent forms (A and B).

III. ADMINISTRATION:
a. Age Ranges: The TEMA-3 was designed for children ages 3-0 to 8-11. It can also be used as a criterion-referenced or diagnostic tool with older students who are having mathematical learning difficulties.
b. Administration and Scoring Time: The TEMA-3 is not a timed test. Within reason, students should be given as much time as they need to complete a question. On average, students will be able to complete this test in 45 to 60 minutes. The scoring time should be minimal. The child receives 1 point for each item passed, and incorrect items are scored 0.
c. Types of Scores Reported: The raw score, age and grade equivalent, percentile rank, Math Ability Score (standard score), standard error of measurement, confidence interval, and ability score range are all recorded in the appropriately labeled spaces in the Profile/Examiner Record Booklets.
d. Starting Points, Basal and Ceiling Levels: The starting points are based on the child’s chronological age (shown in Table 2.1). The basal consists of the highest five consecutive items that are answered correctly. All

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