Popular Scales Used for Assessing Kids with Special Needs

Compiled by Camila S. Hogberg, Adapted Physical Education Instructor, Barrington Public School Department, RI

Contact Camila: hogbergc@bpsmail.org

 

ASSESSMENT SCALE NAME

AGES

SPECIAL

POPULATION

MEASURES

TIME

SPECIAL TRAINING

CRITERION OR NORM REFERENCED

Bruiniks-Ozeretsky Test of Motor Proficiency

American Guidance Services, Inc.

Circle Pines, MN 55014-1796 1978

41/2 14 1/2

Motor functioning

1 HR

Yes

Both

Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD)

PRO-ED, Inc.,

Austin, TX 78735 1999

3 - 10

Fundamental gross motor skills

HR

Minimal Training

Both

The Presidents Challenge

Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sport

Populars Research Center

Bloomington, IN 61820 1998

6 - 17

Physical Fitness

1 HR

Minimal Training

Norm

Project Unique

Human Kinetics Publishers

Champaign, IL 61820 1985

10 17

Normal, sensory othopedically impaired

Body composition, flexibility, muscular strength/endurance, cardio/endurance

1 HR

Yes

Norm

Project Active

ACTIVE By Joe Karp

20214 103rd Place, NE

Bothell, WA 98011-2455 1991

1 - 16

Psychomotor

1 HR

Yes

Both

Dash 2 Developmental Assessment for Individuals with sever Disabilities

PRO-ED

8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard

Austin, TX 78757-6897 1999

0 84 mo

Severe Disabilities

Sensory - motor

1 HR

Yes

Criterion

HELP Strands, Adapted from HAWAII EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM By Stephanie Parks

Vort Corporation

Palo Alto, CA 94306 1994

0 3 yr

Gross and fine motor

1 HR

Yes

Curriculum Based

Aquatics

Special Olympics

1325 G St., N.W. Suite 500

Washington, DC 20005-4709 1981

Children & Adults - Special Olympic Participants &

Multi. Handicapped

Swimming Skills -

Assessment

 

Varies

Yes

Criterion

Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development, Curriculum Associates

North Billerica, MA 01862 1978

0 7 yr

Observable function, sequenced task analysis

1 HR

Yes

Both

Peabody Developmental Motor Scales - Manual and Activity Cards, DML Teaching Resources

One DML Park

Allen, TX 75002

0 - 83 mo

Gross and fine motor

 

Yes

Standardized

Basic Motor Ability Test

Revised, from Clumsy Child. A program of Motor Therapy, 2nd Ed.

C.V. Mosby Co.,

St. Louis, MO 63141 1979

4 - 12

Selected motor of small and large muscle control, static and dynamic balance, eye-hand coordination and flexibility

 

Yes

 

Ordinal Scales Gross Motor

The Southern California ORDINAL SCALES OF DEVELOPMENT, Developmental Scale of Gross Motor Abilities

Western Psychological Services

Los Angeles, CA 90025-1251

0 11+

Strands of development including strength, balance, mobility and coordination

 

Yes

Criterion

Adapted Physical Education Assessment Scale

Secondary Level

Los Angeles Unified School District

Los Angeles, CA

12 -18

Perceptual motor,

skill development, physical fitness

 

Yes

Standardized

Achievement-Based Curriculum (ABC)

Pro-Ed 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Austin , TX 78758

Moderate severe disabilities

Motor skills into observable tasks

 

 

Pass or Fail

Oregon Data Based Gymnasium

Dr. John Dunn

John.dunn@health.utah.edu

Severe/

profound retardation

Task analysis of discrete movement behaviors: movement concepts, elementary games and fitness

 

 

Criterion

OSU-Scale of Intra-gross Motor Assessment (OSU_SIGMA)

Mohican Textbook Publishing Co.

Loudonville, LH 44842

21/2 14 yr

Motor skills

 

 

Criterion

DEVPRO Motror Skills Assessment

http://www.proedinc.com/

Birth 11 yr

Severely handicapped both physically and mentally disabled up to 22

Task-analyzed skills-

22 different skill areas, defining over 950 highly task-analyzed skills

 

 

Criterion

The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual

Human Kinetics Publishers

Champaign, IL 61820 1999

10-17

Physical and Mental Disabilities

Fitness

 

 

Criterion

*Computer Assisted Adapted Physical Education Assessment Instruments

Dan Cariaga, PC Consulting Service

PO Box 1332

Pismo Beach, CA 93448 1998 http://a-ape.com/

All ages and disabilities

Worksheets for 21 of the most commonly used APE assessment instruments

 

 

Statistically interpreted written report