School Achievement Motivation Rating Scale- Teacher Rating

TEACHER FORM. Circle the answer for each statement that best describes the student
1. Chooses to work above and beyond what is expected (extra credit‚ special projects‚ etc.).
2. Brings in materials related to classroom activities.
3. Is not prepared for class.
4. Sticks with a task until it is completed.
5. Attempts to solve problems that others have difficulty with.
6. Chooses minimum over maximum assignment.
7. Asks questions to better understand materials being studied or to aid in solving assignments.
8. Refuses to do assignments or homework.
9. Finds the answers to the assigned questions.
10. Participates in class discussion or activities.
11. Carelessly hurries through assignments.
12. Does something over and over to get it done right.
13. Tries to avoid competitive situations.
14. Shows enthusiasm toward class studies.
15. Hesitates to undertake something that might lead to failing.
  • School and Academics
  • motivation
This instrument can be found on page 119-120 of Assessing Outcomes in Child and Youth Programs: A Practical Handbook‚ available online at:
1=Never‚ 2= Seldom‚ 3= Occasionally‚ 4= Frequently and 5= Always.
Reverse coding is necessary. Items 8‚ 11‚ and 15 are reverse coded. The scores are summed for a total score. A higher score indicates higher school achievement motivation.
Permission: Not needed for use of this scale.

Chiu‚ L-H. (1997) Development and validation of the school achievement motivation rating scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement‚ 57‚ 292-3.