We presented our work on the Spatial Reasoning Home Environment Survey at NCME 2021. We developed the survey to better understand spatial reasoning skills acquired at home. The survey questions were designed to connect to the knowledge and skills associated with the MMaRS Spatial Reasoning Learning Progression. After an expert review of the survey, we distributed the survey to approximately 200 parents. Our exploratory factor analyses resulted in a two dimensional instrument. We used these dimensions to further analyze the item using item response theory approaches. The details of this work can be seen in this poster.
We are currently in the process of determining our next steps in development, which could include further data collection and analyses to continue the validation of the instrument.