TABLE 3–14 First-Time Kindergartners’ Mean Gross Motor Skills Score and Percentage Distribution of Scores, by Child and Family Characteristics: Fall 1998

 

 

Score Distribution (percent)

Characteristic

Mean Score

Lower

Middle

Higher

Total

6

26

35

39

Child’s Sex

Male

6

31

36

33

Female

7

22

34

44

Child’s Age at Entry

Born Jan.-Aug. 1992

7

21

32

47

Born Sep.-Dec. 1992

7

21

33

46

Born Jan.-Apr. 1993

6

24

35

41

Born May-Aug. 1993

6

31

36

33

Born Sep.-Dec. 1993

6

37

35

28

Mother’s Education

Less than high school

6

30

35

35

High school diploma or equivalent

6

28

35

37

Some college, including vocational/technical

6

25

35

40

Bachelor’s degree or higher

5

24

34

42

Family Type

Single mother

6

26

33

41

Single father

6

33

33

34

Two parent

6

27

35

38

Welfare Receipt

Utilized AFDC

6

29

32

38

Never utilized AFDC

6

26

35

39

Primary Language Spoken in Home

Non-English

6

30

34

36

English

6

26

35

39

Child’s Race/Ethnicity

White, non-Hispanic

6

28

35

37

Black, non-Hispanic

7

21

33

46



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