There is a need for a comprehensive approach to test-taking motivation that attends participants' motives and goals. This research aims to:
(1) Offer a methodological, conceptual alternative with a new instrument as unique predictor of testperformance.
(2) Investigate characteristics that influence test-taking motivation and test-performance on Central Assessments.
(3) Determine how schools influence test-taking motivation by framing Central Assessments.