California Measure of Mental Motivation (CM3)

The CM3 is sold by Insight Assessment and is designed to measure the degree to which a student feels that they are cognitively engaged and mentally motivated toward intellectual activities that involve reasoning. This test contains seven scales of critical thinking: (a) truth‐seeking, (b) open‐mindedness, (c) analyticity, (d) systematicity, (e) confidence in reasoning, (f) inquisitiveness, and (g) maturity of judgment. It offers online and paper formats and a Likert response type. 

Content

Domains
Responsible Decision Making,
Self Awareness,
Self Management
Subdomain

Motivation, Mental Focus, Learning Orientation, Creative Problem Solving, Cognitive Integrity

Grades
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Chinese,
Spanish,
Other
Other Language/s
Arabic, Greek, Turkish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
20 minutes
Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price

Not free, must request quote

Contact

California Academic Press
Insight Assessment
650-697-5628
1735 N 1st Street, Suite 306
San Jose, CA 95112-4511 USA

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Ernst, J., & Monroe, M. (2004). The effects of environment‐based education on students' critical thinking skills and disposition toward critical thinking. Environmental Education Research10(4), 507-522. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350462042000291038

Ransdell, S. (2010). Online activity, motivation, and reasoning among adult learners. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(1), 70-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2009.09.002

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Item Type
Likert