Reiss Motivation Profile® for Children
The Reiss Motivation Profile® for Children (RMP-Child) is a standardized assessment of a child's psychological needs, interests, and intrinsic motives. The instrument is available in both English and Spanish.

Uses: The RMP-Child assesses ten needs relevant to academic achievement, mindset, well-being, and character. School psychologists use the results to identify motivational reasons for poor school performance not related to a disability - and to plan effective interventions based on a child's psychological needs. Teachers use the results to understand a child's interests and to adapt instruction to promote a positive mindset.

Ages: The RMP-Child can be used with elementary school children ages 4 - 11.

Raters: The raters typically are teachers who have known the student for at least three months. For best results, it is important to use two raters. The second rater might be another teacher, which is preferred, or a parent. Note: At least one of the raters must be a teacher.

Length: The RMP-Child is an 80-item behavior rating scale. Raters complete either a paper-and-pencil test form or an online test form. Administration time is about 10 minutes per rater.

Scoring: Both instruments are scored via Internet.

Results: You receive a color-coded bar graph showing the importance of each of ten needs:

     • Achievement, the need for self-efficacy
     • Attention, the need for respect
     • Belonging, the need for friends
     • Citizenship, the need to improve society
     • Competition, the need to fight back
     • Order, the need for structure
     • Physical Activity, the need for exercise
     • Self Esteem, the need for approval/positive mindset
     • Tranquility, the need for safety
     • Understanding, the need to think

The report that accompanies the graph discusses what each result means including implications for instructional strategies, intervention plans, and parent involvement. The report has no technical jargon and thus is easily understood by most parents.

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