CASTL Research Brief: Preliminary Validation of the Motor Skills Rating Scale

AUTHORS: Cameron, C. E., Chen, W. , Blodgett, J., Cottone, E. A., Mashburn, A. J., Brock L. L., & Grissmer A.



This study developed the Motor Skills Rating Scale (MSRS), a brief questionnaire for early elementary teachers about children’s motor skills. Three subscales – Shapes and Letters, Classroom Fine Motor, and Body Awareness – were positively associated with children’s cognitive processes and mathematics achievement. Children with higher ratings on the Classroom Fine Motor subscale had higher levels of mathematics achievement.