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The School Version of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (School AMPS) is used to measure the quality of a student’s schoolwork task performance. The School AMPS can be administered to students with or without a disability who are experiencing challenges with schoolwork task performance. There are over 25 schoolwork tasks included in the School AMPS, including writing, drawing, coloring, cutting, pasting, and computer tasks. The School AMPS has been standardized on an international sample of over 9,300 students between the ages of 3 to 15 years.

The occupational therapist administers the School AMPS by observing a student in his or her classroom perform two schoolwork tasks that have been assigned by the teacher. The occupational therapist then scores the quality of 36 performance skills that the student enacted during the schoolwork task performances. The occupational therapist uses our software to generate a School AMPS Results Report which includes the student’s School AMPS measures.

The School AMPS measures represent a student’s quality of schoolwork task performance in terms of physical effort, efficiency, safety, and independence. These measures take into consideration the difficulty of the tasks the student performed and the unique scoring severity of the occupational therapist administering the School AMPS. The occupational therapist can use a student’s School AMPS measures to plan occupation-based and occupation-focused intervention, develop occupation-focused goals, and write occupation-focused documentation. School AMPS measures can also be used as outcome measures — providing evidence that a student’s quality of schoolwork task performance changed.

Benefits of Administering the School AMPS

Using this innovative assessment tool will expand your practice by supporting occupation-centered, educationally-relevant, and classroom-based occupational therapy services.