Professionalism Index (P-Index)

1. I spend time reading and developing curriculum during vacations‚ even if I don’t get extra compensation for it.
2. My colleagues do not give me a lot of credit for being an effective teacher.
3. I welcome feedback on my teaching.
4. I don’t read for my courses over the summer. That’s MY time.
5. Professional development is usually a waste of time.
6. I withdraw from departmental discussions of curriculum and/or assessment because they don’t pertain to my classes.
7. I would continue my professional development through coursework‚ even if my district did not require it or reward me for it.
8. Teachers have a responsibility to participate in curriculum decisions in the district
1= Strongly
Disagree‚ 2= Disagree‚ 3= Somewhat Disagree‚ 4= Somewhat Agree‚ 5= Agree‚ 6= Strongly
Reverse score items 2‚ 4‚ 5‚ and 6
This instrument can be found at:     

McMahon‚ E.‚ & Hoy‚ W. K. (2009). Professionalism in teaching: Toward a structural theory of professionalism. In Wayne K. Hoy & Michael DiPaola (eds.). Studies in school improvement.Greenwich‚ CN: Information Age.