Development of a mathematical ability test: a validity and reliability study


DÜNDAR S., Temel H., Gunduz N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.47, ss.1061-1075, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/0020739x.2016.1153734
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1061-1075

Özet

The identification of talented students accurately at an early age and the adaptation of the education provided to the students depending on their abilities are of great importance for the future of the countries. In this regard, this study aims to develop a mathematical ability test for the identification of the mathematical abilities of students and the determination of the relationships between the structure of abilities and these structures. Furthermore, this study adopts test development processes. A structure consisting of the factors of quantitative ability, causal ability, inductive/deductive reasoning ability, qualitative ability and spatial ability has been obtained following this study. The fit indices of the finalized version of the mathematical ability test of 24 items indicate the suitability of the test.