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MSP - Motivation Assessment Program II (MSP-MAP II): Teacher Motivation in Professional Development
MSP-MAP II is systematically applying current work on teacher motivation to the domain of teacher PD with the following goals:

(1) developing a knowledge base of motivation theory, research and assessment that is relevant for the PD process;
(2) developing and making available a suite of motivation-related reliable and valid assessment tools for MSP projects to use for formative and summative evaluation;
(3) collaborating with MSP projects to test and refine the proposed model of motivation in teacher PD;
(4) facilitating the incorporation of the model and motivation-related PD assessment tools into existing and future MSP logic models and evaluation designs; and
(5) disseminating the PD model and assessment tools to the broader teaching and research communities.

Through its systematic study, surveying more than 2,000 teachers, MSP-MAP II is contributing to the growing theoretical and empirical literature on teacher motivation, particularly in regard to expectancy-value, achievement goals and interest theories.

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Project Contributions

Using Value-Added Models to Measure Teacher Effects on Students' Motivation and Achievement
"Value-added (VA) models measure teacher contributions to student learning and are increasingly employed in educational reform efforts. Using data from 35 seventh-grade teachers and 2,026 students across seven schools, we…
Eighth-Grade Algebra Course Placement and Student Motivation for Mathematics
This study uses student panel data to examine the association between algebra placement and student motivation for mathematics. Changes in achievement goals, expectancy, and task value for students in eighth-grade…
Enhancing Teacher Motivation for Professional Development: Scales to Measure Teachers' Beliefs about Motivation-Related Features and Outcomes of Prospective, Concurrent, and Post-PD Interventions
"Most teachers participate in some form of professional development (PD) either voluntarily or contractually. The impact of PD depends on whether teachers are motivated and engaged in those experiences. The…
MSP-Motivation Assessment Program II: Teacher Motivation in Professional Development
Posted by: AnneMarie Conley. Teacher professional development (PD) is an essential feature of instructional interventions in general, and for the improvement of students math and science learning and achievement in particular. The more motivated…
Teacher Motivation for Professional Development
Posted by: Glen Raulerson. Teacher professional development (PD) is an essential feature of instructional interventions in general, and for the improvement of students' math and science learning and achievement in particular. The more motivated…
Professional Development Resource Database
Posted by: Glen Raulerson. The MSP Motivation Assessment Program has produced a searchable database of resources related to teacher motivation related to professional development.…
Teacher Motivation and Professional Development: A Guide to Resources
Posted by: Glen Raulerson. Teacher Motivation and Professional Development: A Guide to Resources provides information on teacher motivation for those planning, conducting, and evaluating PD in math and science. Over 250 resources relevant to…