ERIC Number: ED049303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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Perceptual-Motor and Motor Performance Test Batteries Developed for Pre-School Through Grade Six Children.
Arnett, Chappelle; Thompson, Margaret M.
This initial phase of the comprehensive Missouri Physical Assessment Program consisted of the selection of test items to measure the components of perceptual-motor and motor performance for pre-school through grade six children. These components were identified as Balance, Rhythm and Coordination, Movement Patterns, Strength, and Perceptual-Motor-Match. Appropriate items were selected as measures of each component according to their content validity, suitability, ease of administration and scoring, and comprehensibility to the child. Items were designed to be administered by elementary school teachers. Reliability coefficients on the items are reported. Four profiles developed from the selected items allow for developmental levels in two-year, age-grade steps. The profiles are to be used as screening instruments, providing elementary classroom teachers with a relatively easy method for assessing perceptual-motor and motor performance, and not as diagnostic instruments. The test items, directions for administering and scoring, and scoring forms are included, together with recommendations for further research. (PR)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.