About the Measure

Domains Numeracy
Subscales Basic Concepts, Applications and Operations
Target Construct Numeracy: Basic Concepts (Numeration, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis and Probability), Operations (Mental computation and Estimation, Written computation: Addition, subtraction, Multiplication and Division) and applications (Foundations of problem solving and Applied problem solving).
Description Gives SENCOs the tools to assess maths skills of students aged 4 years and 6 months to 16 years 11 months, and assist in intervention planning
Test Authors Connolly, A. J.
Publisher Pearson (2014)

Implementation details

Respondent Child
Prior knowledge Required Educational diagnosticians, school psychologists, special educations directors and teachers, title 1 teachers, general educators with struggling students
Scoring Clear guidelines for raw and norms with score profile available
Time 15 to 30 minutes for pre-K children and 20 to 35 minutes for K children
Age 4 years and 6 months to 16 years and 11 months. UK version starts at 6 years

Psychometric details

UK norms YES
Norm / Criterion referenced Norm referenced
Standardisation sample 4000 (UK norms for 259 children aged 6 to 16)
Reliability Fall. Basic concepts .95, Operations .93, Applications .89, Total .97; Spring. Basic concepts .96, Operations .93, Applications .88, Total .97;
Criterion validity Content was organized and the sequence was aligned with curricular frameworks and instructional development. Items underwent qualitative and data-based evaluations.
Construct validity Correlated with KeyMath Revised as well as four other tests; the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition, the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, the Measures of Academic Progress and the Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation. The test scores also increase as the grade level of the examinee increases.
Concurrent validity Concurrent with KTEA, ITBS, GMADE, MAP. Clinical group differed from children without LD