The Test of Gross Motor Development - 3rd edition (TGMD-3) is developed by Dr. Dale Ulrich, with assistance from Dr. Kip Webster.
The TGMD-3 assesses 13 fundamental motor skills, subdivided into two subscales: Locomotor and Ball Skills. This is a direct observation, process-oriented skill assessment looking at 3-5 performance criteria per skill that reflects the most mature movement pattern.
- Identification & Screening
- Instructional Programming
- Assessment of an individual’s progress
- Program evaluation
- Research tool
Their TGMD-3 website was designed to assist teachers and researchers in using the TGMD-3, answering general questions about the assessment, and providing an opportunity to become reliable in coding.
Currently, the TGMD-3 is finalizing the normative data set so that norms may be published for general use. Publication of the TGMD-3 is expected soon, more details will be posted when they are available.