Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition
Overview: An individually administered, comprehensive measure of gross and fine motor skills.
Qualification Level: B, Q1, Q2
Age Range: 4:0-21:11
RTI Tiers: RTI Levels 2 and 3
Completion Time: Short Form - 15-20 minutes, Complete Form - 45-60 minutes
Scores/Interpretation: Age-based standard scores, percentile ranks, age equilvalents, and descriptive categories
Scoring Options: Q-global or or manual scoring
Report Options: Comprehensive Form Report and Short Form Report
Publication Date: 2005
- Most widely used motor proficiency test
- New easel administration format
- Improved manipulatives, including a wider, more durable balance beam
- Game-like tasks that capture and hold students’ interest
- Not verbally complex
- Norms based on current U.S. Census data
Provides a comprehensive picture of motor development
For over 25 years, professionals have relied on the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency as a premier instrument for measuring gross and fine motor skills. "Now, the second edition of this trusted test offers substantial improvements that help make testing easier and more efficient. BOT-2 features new test items and activities, improved equipment, easier administration, and an expanded age range to 21.
Valuable feedback from customers and a thorough review of research provided important direction in revising the Test. The results: BOT-2 is especially well-suited for physical therapists, occupational therapists, adaptive physical education teachers, special education professionals, and others who need a reliable motor skills assessment.
BOT-2 assesses the motor proficiency of all students, ranging from those who are normally developing to those with moderate motor-skill deficits. It can also be used for developing and evaluating motor training programs.
Challenging, game-like tasks
Children enjoy the variety and appeal of the test items. BOT-2 items provide a full range of interesting tasks that measure gross and fine motor skills—maintaining balance while standing on one leg, bouncing a ball, and cutting out a circle are just a few examples.
New administration easel makes testing more efficient
BOT-2 features a completely new administration easel with an easy-to-use layout that gives examiners access to all the information they need on a single page. The easel also provides suggestions to guide examiners in explaining the tasks. For the examinee, large, clear pictures of the tasks being completed help provide a better understanding of the test items, especially for children who have language, cognition, or attention problems.
Eight subtests assess:
- Fine Motor Precision—7 items (e.g., cutting out a circle, connecting dots)
- Fine Motor Integration—8 items (e.g., copying a star, copying a square)
- Manual Dexterity—5 items (e.g., transferring pennies, sorting cards, stringing blocks)
- Bilateral Coordination—7 items (e.g., tapping foot and finger, jumping jacks)
- Balance—9 items (e.g., walking forward on a line, standing on one leg on a balance beam)
- Running Speed and Agility—5 items (e.g., shuttle run, one-legged side hop)
- Upper-Limb Coordination—7 items (e.g., throwing a ball at a target, catching a tossed ball)
- Strength—5 items (e.g., standing long jump, sit-ups)
BOT–2 covers a broad array of fine and gross motor skills, providing six composite scores and one comprehensive measure of overall motor proficiency. These composites are:
- Fine Manual Control
- Manual Coordination
- Body Coordination
- Strength and Agility
- Total Motor Composite
- Gross Motor Composite (Q-global only)
- Fine Motor Composite (Q-global only)
- Normative interpretation of subtest and composite scores
- Profile analysis to evaluate an individual’s strengths and weaknesses
- Clinical validity studies on high-functioning autism/Asperger’s Disorder, developmental coordination disorder, and mild-to moderate mental retardation
BOT-2 Fine and Gross Motor Kits
Introducing the BOT-2 Fine Motor Kit and the BOT-2 Gross Motor Kit. Professionals who want to assess only an examinee’s fine motor skills can do so using the BOT-2 Fine Motor Form. Similarly, those who want to assess only an examinee’s gross motor skills can now do so using the BOT-2 Gross Motor Form.
The BOT-2 Fine Motor Form consists of the following four subtests:
- Fine Motor Precision
- Fine Motor Integration
- Manual Dexterity
- Upper-Limb Coordination
In addition to the four subtest scores, the Fine Motor Form provides scores on two motor-area composites (Fine Manual Control and Manual Coordination) and a new Fine Motor Composite.
The BOT-2 Gross Motor Form consists of the following four subtests:
- Bilateral Coordination
- Running Speed and Agility
The Gross Motor Form provides scores on the four subtests, two motor-area composites (Body Coordination and Strength and Agility), and a new Gross Motor Composite.
The Supplemental Manual included in each kit provides instructions for using the BOT-2 Fine Motor Form and Gross Motor Form, as well as technical information on the new Fine Motor Composite and Gross Motor Composite scores.
Getting Started with the Q-global Training Series
View these brief training modules about Q-global:
- Module 1: Gaining Access to Q-global
- Module 2: Signing in and setting up your account
- Module 3: Managing sub-accounts
- Module 4: How to generate reports
Comprehensive Training Video
The BOT-2 Training Video provides an in-depth look at all aspects of the BOT-2. The video includes an introduction by the authors, a detailed look at test administration, scoring and reporting information. The video is ideal for training individual users and as part of classroom instruction in university training programs.