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ERIC Number: EJ1073520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Psychometric Properties of the Teacher-Reported Motor Skills Rating Scale
Kim, Helyn; Murrah, William M.; Cameron, Claire E.; Brock, Laura L.; Cottone, Elizabeth A.; Grissmer, David
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n7 p640-651 Oct 2015
Children's early motor competence is associated with social development and academic achievement. However, few studies have examined teacher reports of children's motor skills. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Motor Skills Rating Scale (MSRS), a 19-item measure of children's teacher-reported motor skills in the classroom. Results of a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) support the validity of the three-factor structure of MSRS. The subscales of the MSRS were also associated with child academic and behavioral outcomes, with differences in the associations depending on the subscale. Only the "Classroom Fine Motor" skills subscale was uniquely associated with academic knowledge and mathematics achievement, whereas "Body Awareness" and "Shapes and Letters" were not significantly associated with either of the academic outcomes. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Health and Human Services; National Science Foundation (NSF); Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1RC1HD063534-01; DRL-0815787; REAL-1252463; R305B090002