3-Tier Math Model Assessment: Texas Early Mathematics Inventories-Outcome (TEMI-O 2.0)*

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Kindergarten

The kindergarten TEMI-O 2.0 consists of one test, Mathematics Problem Solving (MPS), which assesses the content in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Although most of the items assess content from the kindergarten TEKS, some items are from later grade levels for advanced students.

MPS contains 37 items that assess number, operation, and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; probability and statistics; and underlying processes and mathematical tools. The teacher reads aloud the directions for each test item. Students have 10 seconds to select their answer from three possible responses for most items and 25–30 seconds for items marked with an asterisk in the administration instructions. Testing should be conducted over 2 consecutive days, with the first 20 items administered the first day and the remaining items administered the next day.

First and Second Grades

The first grade and second grade TEMI-O 2.0 each consists of two tests: Mathematics Problem Solving (MPS) and Computation (C). Like the kindergarten version, some items assess TEKS from higher grade levels for advanced students. Testing should be conducted over 2 consecutive days, with MPS administered on the first day the TEMI-O 2.0 is given and C is given the next day.

Mathematics Problem Solving (MPS): The MPS measure contains 39 items that assess number, operation, and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; probability and statistics; and underlying processes and mathematical tools. The teacher reads aloud the directions for each test item. For most items, students have 10 seconds to select their answer from among four possible responses, the last of which being “Not Shown.” Students have 25–30 seconds for items marked with an asterisk in the administration instructions.

Computation (C): On the first grade test, students have 25 minutes to complete 30 items that assess addition and subtraction skills. On the second grade test, students have 25 minutes to complete 55 items that assess addition and subtraction (with and without regrouping) and early multiplication and division skills.

*This test has not been validated for use in bilingual settings.

To access the assessment materials—which are grouped by language and grade level—click on the links below: