Diagnostic Teacher Assessment in Mathematics and Science (DTAMS): Elementary Mathematics Teacher Assessments

Diagnostic Mathematics Assessments for Elementary School Teachers are written tests that measure mathematics knowledge in four content domains (Whole Number/Computation, Rational Number/Computation, Geometry/Measurement, Probability/Statistics/Algebra) and across four types of knowledge (Memorized Knowledge; Conceptual Understanding; Problem Solving/ Reasoning; and Pedagogical Content Knowledge). Researchers, professional development providers, and course instructors can administer the assessments as pre- and post-tests before and after workshops, institutes, or courses to determine growth in teachers' content knowledge. Multiple parallel versions of each assessment are available.

Content

Domains
Subdomain
Topics
Teacher Knowledge
Grades
K-5
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher

Administration information

Length
20 items (10 multiple-choice and 10 open-response). Participants usually take between 45-75 minutes to complete the assessment, with the bulk of participants taking about 60 minutes.
Price

Free

Training
Training is not required. Administration instructions are provided with the assessments.
Administration
Individual,
Self-report
National Sample
No

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Copur-Gencturk, Y., & Lubienski, S. T. (2013). Measuring mathematical knowledge for teaching: A longitudinal study using two measures. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 16(3), 211–236

Thomson, M. M., DiFrancesca, D., Carrier, S., & Lee, C. (2017). Teaching efficacy: Exploring relationships between mathematics and science self-efficacy beliefs, PCK and domain knowledge among preservice teachers from the United States. Teacher Development, 21(1), 1–20.