Test Bank Foundations of American Education 17th Edition by James A. Johnson

Test Bank Foundations of American Education 17th Edition by James A. Johnson

Test Bank Foundations of American Education 17th Edition by James A. Johnson

Test Bank Foundations of American Education 17th Edition by James A. Johnson

Test Bank Foundations of American Education 17th Edition by James A. Johnson

Chapter 1 Test Questions

Multiple Choice

  1. The current age in which information and its management are critical to education and societal advancement is
  2. The industrial age.
  3. The information age.
  4. The agrarian age.
  5. The education age.

  1. Which of the following statements accurately describes societal beliefs about teachers?
  2. Most people believe that teachers play a very important role in our society.
  3. Most people believe that teachers are overpaid and underworked.
  4. Most people believe that teachers are under-qualified to teach our students.
  5. Most people believe that the teaching field is extraneous and unnecessary.

  1. In a recent study, parents gave highest grades to the school
  2. Closest in physical proximity to their home.
  3. Their oldest child attends.
  4. With the smallest student population.
  5. With the highest test scores.

  1. In a recent study, parents identified the most serious problems facing our schools as
  2. Low test scores.
  3. Poor teacher quality.
  4. Lack of financial support.

  1. The number of public school teachers in U.S. schools is about
  2. 1 million.
  3. 2 million.
  4. 3 million.
  5. 4 million.

  1. The majority of American public school teachers are
  2. Over 60.
  3. African American.

  1. Which of the following is considered to be one of the major teaching shortage areas?
  2. Early childhood education teachers.
  3. ESL teachers.
  4. Social studies teacher.
  5. Physical education teachers.

  1. Teachers usually leave the classroom for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
  2. Returning to school for graduate work.
  3. Deciding to pursue a career that pays more.
  4. Poor working conditions.
  5. Numerous opportunities for upward mobility.

  1. School districts are more likely to retain new teachers if they have effective
  2. Induction programs.
  3. National Board certification policies.
  4. Merit pay scales.
  5. Summer teaching jobs available.
  6. Factors that influence the number of teachers needed annually include all of the following EXCEPT
  7. The number of students in schools.
  8. The ratio of teachers to students.
  9. Immigration and migration from district to district.
  10. Salary and benefits scales.

  1. The supply of teachers depends on all of the following EXCEPT
  2. The number of new teachers licensed.
  3. Job openings.
  4. Teachers returning to the work force.
  5. Teachers who retired the previous year.

  1. Nearly half of the teachers hired in a given year come from the ranks of
  2. Experienced teachers moving from district to district.
  3. Experienced teachers reentering the field after having left.
  4. Newly trained first-time teachers.
  5. Other professionals, e.g. engineers, musicians, etc. who now wish to teach.

  1. Beliefs, attitudes, and values that facilitate a teacher’s work with students and parents are
  2. Instructional strategies.
  3. Professional development opportunities.

  1. Teachers can begin to better understand and use good educational research by doing all of the following EXCEPT
  2. Attending meetings on the subject.
  3. Enrolling in courses dealing with educational research.
  4. Reading educational research journals.
  5. Scheduling teacher conferences.

  1. An assessment that measures the ability of students to perform a task in a real-life situation is
  2. Authentic assessment.
  3. Formative assessment.
  4. Traditional assessment.
  5. Informal assessment.

  1. Standards established by national agencies that provide assurance to the public that graduates of programs are qualified and competent to practice are
  2. Standardized tests.
  3. Accreditation programs.
  4. National unions.

  1. All of the following are examples of accreditation agencies EXCEPT

  1. The organization that created a set of principles that describe what teachers should know and be able to do is

  1. Mr. Johnson created a digital compilation of his accomplishments, sample lesson plans, and activities to present to hiring principals during his teacher interviews. This is an example of a(n)
  2. reflective journal.
  3. accreditation log.

  1. A national association that creates and publishes standards and offers certification to accomplished teachers is

21.A comprehensive assessment system through which candidates demonstrate proficiencies in the area being measured is

  1. performance assessment.
  2. formative assessment.

  1. The federal legislation that replaces NCLB, and articulates broad national goals and serves to guide much of federal educational funding is
  2. Section 504.
  3. Title IX.

  1. Sam is completing field experience as part of his course work. In one of his observation experiences, he writes down his observations of the physical setting of the classroom, including the number of students, teaching devices available, and seating arrangement. Sam is completing
  2. informal note-taking.
  3. portfolio creation.
  4. reflective journaling.
  5. formal test-taking.

  1. Thinking reflective3ly about, and then writing down, what you learn from school is
  2. reflective journaling.
  3. portfolio creation.
  4. formal test-taking.
  5. standardized testing.

  1. Awards, letters of commendation, newspaper articles, and information on elected positions and committee memberships are all examples of

  1. An outline of the minimum and maximum salary for several levels of study beyond the bachelor’s degree and for each year of teaching experiences is a
  2. teaching contract.
  3. guarantee of employment.
  4. salary schedule.
  5. human resources agreement.

  1. Your first three years of teaching are referred as
  2. professional development.

  1. An experienced teacher who helps a less-experienced colleague is a(n)
  2. professional developer.
  3. curriculum specialist.

  1. All of the following are ways teachers keep up on current educational trends EXCEPT
  2. reviewing IEPs of current students.
  3. completing continuing professional development activities.
  4. returning to college for a master’s degree.
  5. learning new technology skills.

  1. Renewal of teaching licenses usually requires all of the following EXCEPT
  2. coaching/sponsorship activities.
  3. completion of several years of successful practice.
  4. continuing professional development activities.
  5. master’s degree or teaching portfolio.

  1. Spending time in a variety of classrooms is an important component of
  2. informal note-taking.
  3. systematic observation.
  4. state licensure.

  1. Statements about what teachers should know and be able to do as novice teachers are

  1. All of the following are standards from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards EXCEPT nationally certified teachers
  2. are committed to students and their learning.
  3. know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  4. are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  5. are predominantly concerned with standardized test results.

  1. A series of examinations that are designed to assess the knowledge and skills required to be an effective educator are
  2. NEA tests.
  3. formative assessments.
  4. InTASC standards.
  5. PRAXIS tests.

  1. A system of professional licensing based on the use of multiple assessments that measure the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions to determine whether he or she can perform effectively is
  2. performance-based licensing.
  3. alternative licensing.
  4. emergency certification.
  5. additional certification.

Chapter 1 Test Questions

Short Answer

  1. Up to 20 percent of teachers entering the profession each year are those who have been licensed to teach at some prior time but have ʺdropped out.ʺ Outline at least five reasons why you think such individuals may leave and are now returning to the profession. What challenges might these teachers face that are different from the conditions in which they previously taught? (Learning Outcome 1.1)
  2. Val Temelini and Dana Smith are involved in a staff-room discussion with respect to the question of whether or not teaching can be considered a profession. Val claims that it is a profession while Dana argues the opposite. You listen to the discussion and make a decision as to which point of view is the most valid. Choose one side of the question and outline at least five reasons that Val or Dana might use to support their particular viewpoint. (Learning Outcome 1.2)
  3. In discussing the importance of teachers to society, the authors of the textbook list four ways in which teachers are expected to support their studentsʹ social and physical development. What are the four ways listed? Explain why each of them is important and how you will be able to contribute to each of these goals. (Learning Outcome 1.3)
  4. At present there is a shortage of qualified teachers in many places throughout the country. This has led to the establishment of initiatives to provide for alternative preparation. Compare the traditional route to teacher certification with such alternatives. Include a discussion of your views on the effectiveness of such programs and the impact of the performance-based licensure system, such as edTPA, and licensure tests, such as Praxis, on these alternate routes. (Learning Outcome 1.5)
  5. Think back to your own career as a student. Picture in your mind a teacher who made a lasting impression on you; someone who you have looked up to ever since as an example of the kind of teacher that you would like to be. Chances are that the teacher you have selected in your mind possesses most of the traits that are considered by experts as the dispositions necessary for successful teachers. Choose four of the dispositions of a successful teacher, describe them, and illustrate why each of them contributes to the success of a teacher. (Learning Outcome 1.6)
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