The CAIMI is an excellent resource for differentiating motivation from achievement and ability factors. It is a valuable part of a psychodiagnostic battery for evaluating academic failure or delay. Distinguishing between motivation, achievement, and ability is of utmost importance to allow for a more complete and accurate assessment of school difficulties and for developing specific interventions. The CAIMI is also useful for the general population of students in addition to those with school difficulties. You also can use the information derived from the CAIMI for counselling students with regard to academic interests and course selection, in instructional planning to stimulate motivation in weak areas and continue to facilitate intrinsic motivation in strong areas, in providing individualized program planning, and in the program and educational evaluation by schools and school districts.