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* 1. Consent

Please read the following with care and indicate your agreement at the end of this page.

Study’s Title: Teachers’ Beliefs about Assessment and Motivation

Why is this study being done? The purpose of this research project is to understand teachers’ views on classroom motivation and your beliefs about the purposes of assessment.

What will happen while you are in the study? Participation in this study involves completing a 60-item questionnaire (link below) that includes questions about your background, and your beliefs about assessment and motivation.

Time: The questionnaire will take 10-20 minutes to complete.

Risks: While participating in the study you may experience mild discomfort while you reflect on your experience. You may also feel bored or confused. Please skip any items you are not comfortable answering. The information we gather from you are anonymous. However, any information set over the internet may be at risk of interception by third parties. We are using a secure web service to gather your responses.

Benefits: Participation in this study provides a chance think about your professional beliefs. Your answers will be used to inform the teacher education field and improve the practice of others. You may also learn about the research process by participating.

Who will know that you are in this study? You will not be linked to any presentations of the findings from this study. We will keep who you are anonymous.

Do you have to be in the study? You do NOT have to be in this study. You are a volunteer! It is okay if you want to stop at any time and not be in the study. You do not have to answer any questions you do not want to answer.

Do you have any questions about this study? Contact Helenrose Fives (; 973-655-7162; 2135 University Hall, Montclair State University) with any questions you have about this study.

Do you have any questions about your rights as a research participant? Phone or email the IRB Chair, Dr. Katrina Bulkley, at 973-655-5189 or

Statement of Consent

By clicking the link below, I confirm that

  • I have read this message.
  • I understand the purpose of the study, what my involvement will entail, and possible risks.
  • I understand that I can end my participation at any time.
  • I am 18 years of age (or older).
  • I agree to participate in this study.

The study has been approved by the Montclair State University Institutional Review Board as study #001486 on February 18, 2014. Please feel free to print a copy of this consent for your records.