Rasch modeling of the Test of Early Mathematics Ability–Third Edition with a sample of K1 children in Singapore

Shih Ying Yao*, David Muñez, Rebecca Bull, Kerry Lee, Kiat Hui Khng, Kenneth Poon

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Abstract

The Test of Early Mathematics Ability–Third Edition (TEMA-3) is a commonly used measure of early mathematics knowledge for children aged 3 years to 8 years 11 months. In spite of its wide use, research on the psychometric properties of TEMA-3 remains limited. This study applied the Rasch model to investigate the psychometric properties of TEMA-3 from three aspects: technical qualities, internal structure, and convergent evidence. Data were collected from 971 K1 children in Singapore. Item fit statistics suggested a reasonable model-data fit. The TEMA-3 items were found to demonstrate generally good technical qualities, interpretable internal structure, and reasonable convergent evidence. Implications for test development, test use, and future research are further discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-627
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Test of Early Mathematics Ability
  • psychometrics
  • Rasch model
  • mathematics assessment

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