Ages: Grades K through 6Testing Time: 30 to 60 minutesAdministration: Individual or Group
Use the Primary Level (grades K3) or the Intermediate Level (grades 4-6) of this standardized, norm-referenced test to identify children gifted in mathematics. The TOMAGS measures students’ ability to use mathematical reasoning and mathematical problem-solving. You’ll have the option of group administering the test.
The TOMAGS has reliability coefficients above .80 at all 1-year age intervals. Content validity is addressed and several criterion-referenced studies favorably compare the TOMAGS to other measures of quantitative reasoning ability including the Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT). Several strong construct validity studies support using the TOMAGS as a identification measure for mathematical giftedness. The TOMAGS provides one composite score and can be interpreted using two sets of national norms; one sample consisting of children who are identified as gifted in mathematics and one sample consisting of “normal” children. Therefore, you can use the TOMAGS for a variety of purposes: (1) to identify students who excel exceptionally in mathematical abilities, (2) to measure the degree of mathematical abilities among gifted students, or (3) to evaluate gifted educational programs.
The TOMAGS was written to reflect the following National Council of Teachers of Mathematics curriculum and evaluation standards: Number Sense and Numeration, Concepts of Whole Number Operations, Whole Number Computation, Number and Number Relationships, Number Systems and Number Theory, Estimation, Geometry and Spatial Sense, Measurement, Statistics and Probability, Patterns and Relationships, and Algebra.