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The Comprehensive Mathematics Inventory: A Research Instrument for Assessing Mathematics Achievement in Early Years.
Reys, Robert E.; Rea, Robert E.
The development, administration, results of administration, and limitations and problems of the Comprehensive Mathematics Inventory (CMI) are discussed. The CMI is an instrument for assessing mathematics competencies of children prior to or at the instance of entering school. In a pilot test of the CMI, 727 children in their first full week of school were administered the 200-item inventory. The items are included in subtests concerning number, money, measurement, pattern identification, recall, vocabulary, and geometry, in addition to which there are six open ended items. Results of the testing showed that the sample varied considerably in knowledge and skill, and point up the need for flexible, informal programs for beginning instruction. (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Kindergarten Children, Mathematics, Measurement Instruments, Pilot Projects, Predictive Measurement, Primary Education, Test Construction
Comprehensive Mathematics Inventory, ASIS National Auxiliary Publications Service, CCM Information Sciences, Inc., 22 West 34th St., N.Y., N.Y. 10001 (NAPS 00613, $1.00 microfiche, $3.00 photo copies)
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