When students feel motivated, everything is better--grades, class engagement, standardized test scores, and determination. That's why improving student motivation is at the top of many administrators' to-do lists.

If motivation is a person's willingness to do something or behave in a specific way, improving student motivation is key to improving achievement: students who are motivated to learn are more likely to achieve than students who are not motivated, according to Finding the Formula: Understanding How Schools Can Improve Student Motivation.

The report, from America Achieves, argues that student motivation is central to each person's learning experience, but improving student...

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