Test Bank Introduction to Middle Level Education, 4th edition Sara Powell A+

Test Bank Introduction to Middle Level Education, 4th edition Sara Powell A+

Test Bank Introduction to Middle Level Education, 4th edition Sara Powell A+

Test Bank Introduction to Middle Level Education, 4th edition Sara Powell A+
  1. In which two areas is middle level philosophy grounded?
    1. unique needs of young adolescents and community resources to meet these needs
    2. recognition of the unique needs of young adolescents and how we respond to those needs
    3. social and cognitive characteristics of young adolescents
    4. promoting of academic goals and life skills training

  1. Turning Points advocates
  2. homogeneous grouping of middle level students in order to provide

more individualized teaching and learning.

  1. special preparation for teachers of young adolescents.
  2. separating middle level students and schools from the community to

insulate them from critics of the middle level concept.

  1. a return to the junior high model for departmentalization.

  1. This We Believe was written for all of these reasons except
  2. as a position paper of the National Middle School Association.
  3. to explain the unique characteristics of young adolescents.
  4. to identify program components suitable for young adolescents.
  5. as a guide for Schools to Watch selection.

  1. Effective middle schools
  2. may vary in terms of program components.
  3. tend to have the same class schedule.
  4. are rare.
  5. foster healthy competition among students.

  1. What is the most prevalent middle school grade configuration?
  2. 5-8
  3. 6-9
  4. 6-8
  5. 5-9

  1. According to an early advocate of middle level education, persistent problems

with the junior high model included all of the following except

  1. curriculum was too subject-centered.
  2. teachers were inadequately prepared to teach young adolescents.
  3. students were randomly grouped in classes.
  4. classrooms were teacher-centered and textbook-centered.
  5. The first separate school organization to bridge the gap between elementary

and high school was established in

  1. 1894.
  2. 1938.
  3. 1909.
  4. 1973.

  1. The person credited for beginning the middle school movement is
  2. William Alexander.
  3. Maria Montesorri.
  4. Ken McEwin.
  5. John Lounsbury.

  1. When critics say that kids in middle schools are not achieving as they should,

it’s easy to blame the philosophy. If the reason is not the philosophy, what

might it be?

  1. Young adolescent brains are in holding mode for two to three years.
  2. When following middle level philosophy, too many teachers

concentrate on the social and emotional aspects of teaching rather than

the academic.

  1. Middle level philosophy is not conscientiously implemented in the


  1. The community never fully embraced middle school.

  1. About how many middle schools are there in the U.S.?
  2. 10,000
  3. 15,000
  4. 30,000
  5. 1000

11.The affiliate of AMLE established on campuses for and by future middle level teachers is

  1. CMLA.
  2. CNEA.
  3. MLEA.
  4. UMLA.

  1. The two magazines/journals published by AMLE are
  2. Middle School Journal and Young Adolescent Quarterly.
  3. Middle School Journal and Young Adolescent Development and


  1. Middle School Journal and AMLE Magazine.
  2. AMLE Magazine and Young Adolescent Quarterly.

  1. What is the center-piece initiative of the National Forum to Accelerate

Middle-Grades Reform?

  1. Young Adolescent Advocacy Center
  2. Schools to Watch
  3. Teacher Preparation Standards
  4. Model Schools Initiative

  1. Turning Points 2000 does all of the following except
  2. provide in-depth insights into how to improve middle level education.
  3. emphasize curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  4. make changes in the original tenets of Turning Points 1989.
  5. trace the progress of middle school.

  1. When comparing settings of middle schools and the implementation of middle level philosophy, which statement is true?
  2. Middle schools have been uniformly successful in rural, urban, and

suburban areas, regardless of socioeconomic status.

  1. Middle schools have been most successful in rural areas where there is

generally greater community support.

  1. Middle schools have been most successful with young adolescents from

lower income areas because of their needs and receptivity to solutions.

  1. Middle level philosophy has achieved its greatest success in suburban

and upper-income areas.

  1. What are the four distinct essential attributes for the middle level curriculum called for in This We Believe?
  2. challenging, exploratory, integrative, relevant
  3. developmentally responsive, challenging, attainable, relevant
  4. developmentally responsive, enjoyable, empowering, equitable
  5. challenging, empowering, integrative, attainable

  1. The 16 characteristics of successful schools for young adolescents are listed in

all of the following categories except

  1. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
  2. Student Development.
  3. Leadership and Organization.
  4. Culture and Community.

  1. Which of the following is not a Middle Level Teacher Preparation Standard?
  2. Middle Level Organizational Structures
  3. Young Adolescent Development
  4. Middle Level Philosophy and Organization
  5. Middle Level Professional Roles

  1. Understanding the unique nature of young adolescents and continually considering

how we can support them is a part of being

  1. integrative in our approach.
  2. developmentally responsive.
  3. academically rigorous.
  4. empowering.

  1. Which statement is true concerning designating effective teachers?
  2. The only characteristic effective teachers may have in common is that they positively influence student learning.
  3. Through AMLE we have an accurate list of characteristics of effective teachers.
  4. The characteristics appear to change with time.
  5. Teaching style matters most.

Chapter 1

Short Essay Items

  1. Briefly describe the need for a school in the middle, as called for in 1963.

  1. Why are the founders of middle level philosophy so relevant to us today? How is this beneficial?

  1. Pretend you are explaining This We Believe to someone who has never heard of it. What would you say?

  1. Explain three services provided by AMLE.

  1. In the preface of the AMLE Middle Level Teacher Preparation Standards

there’s a statement concerning All Young Adolescents. In your own words,

write the meaning and importance of this statement.

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