Purpose: Measure motivation for learning in general and across specific learning areas Age range: 9 to 14 years Admin: Individual or group Admin time: 20-30 minutes Scoring time: 15 minutes
For students with academic difficulties, the CAIMI is an excellent resource for differentiatingmotivation from achievement and ability factors.
A valuable part of a psychodiagnostic battery, the CAIMI provides information useful forcounseling students with regard to academic interests and course selection, instructionalplanning to stimulate motivation in weak areas and facilitate intrinsic motivation in strong areas,individualized program planning, and program and educational evaluation by schools andschool districts.
The 44 CAIMI questions comprise 122 items in five scales: Reading, Math, Social Studies,Science, and General. Results can be reported as T scores or percentiles, and the Profile Formallows a visual comparison of motivational strengths across scales.
The CAIMI is the basis for the construct of gifted motivation, which addresses the concept thatindividuals with exceptionally high intrinsic motivation have a history of higher academiccompetence and functioning.