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From the perspective of meeting learning goals for students, which of the following is the most accurate definition of schools?
a) Physical structures that house students during learning experiences b) Organizations composed of teachers, students, administrators, and support personnel c) Formal and informal curricula that present options for students’ experiences d) Social systems designed to promote students’ growth and development
Which of the following is not included in the personnel of a school?
a) Administrators b) Parents c) Teachers d) Support staff
The person given the ultimate responsibility for a school’s operation is/are the:
a) area content supervisor. b) district superintendent. c) vice principal. d) principal.
Of the following, which group most strongly influences the quality of a school?
a) Administrators b) Teachers c) School advisory councils d) School boards
Support staff best describes which of the following?
a) School secretaries b) Assistant principal c) Vice principal d) Guidance counselor
You're a high school math teacher. Which of the following is NOT a required duty?
a) Teach your math classes as effectively as possible b) Monitor students as they move through hallways c) Contribute to the governance of the school d) Attend nonacademic events such as assemblies and pep rallies
You’re a third-grade teacher. Which of the following is not one of your duties?
a) Teach your students as effectively as possible b) Escort your students from your room to places such as the cafeteria or media center, and back c) Supervise your students on the playground d) Participate in school oversight and administration
“What teachers teach and what students (hopefully) learn,” best describes:
a) the school’s mission. b) the school’s implementation process. c) the school’s curriculum. d) the school’s staff development.
Changes in the way students think and relate to their peers, caused by maturation and experience, are best described as:
a) critical thinking. b) development. c) perspective taking. d) curriculum organization.
One of your students is constantly disruptive in class. You've tried talking to him, detention, calling his parents and nothing has worked. You are at your wit's end. Of the following, who is the most appropriate person in the school to contact?
a) The school principal, since he or she is ultimately responsible for the school’s operation. b) One of the school assistant principals, since student discipline is likely to be one of his or her duties. c) Your grade-level chairperson or department head d) The school nurse, since a chronically disruptive student is likely to have a medical problem.
You want your students to identify subjects and verbs in sentences, so you plan to first teach the meaning of subjects, then the meaning of verbs, followed by having students identify them in sentences. Of the following what best describes your focus
a) instructional design. b) developmental differences in students. c) school organization. d) curriculum organization.
Ann Peterson is teaching the same group of students in the fourth grade this year as she had in the third grade last year. This process is commonly described as:
a) looping. b) cooperative learning. c) peer tutoring. d) nurturing.
Schools tend to be organized in “box-like” structures, with separate classrooms that open into long hallways. Of the following, which is the most commonly voiced criticism of this physical organization?
a) The organization makes it difficult for students to move efficiently from one room to another. b) The organization is dangerous, since large numbers of students are moving through hallways at the same time. c) The organization isolates teachers and fragments the curriculum. d) The organization makes it difficult for administrators to communicate with individual teachers in case of emergency.
Of the following, which is most commonly emphasized in developmental early childhood programs?
a) Careful curriculum organization and clear explanations by teachers b) Specific sets of learning objectives together with learning activities designed to help students reach the objectives c) Concrete experiences for students that emphasize exploration and hands-on activities d) Classrooms in which teachers are well prepared in content areas such as math or social studies
Of the following, which is the best description of a comprehensive high school?
a) One that teaches as much of its content as possible at the comprehension level of understanding b) One that is designed to meet the needs of all students c) One that avoids tracking students into different ability areas d) One that has a course-sharing arrangement with a local university
Which of the following best describes classes that allow students to earn college credit while still in high school?
a) Academic classes b) Honors classes c) Advanced placement classes d) Accelerated and enriched classes
Technical schools are designed to:
a) provide students with a sound basic education. b) teach computer and other high-tech skills. c) increase students’ understanding of the world of work. d) prepare students for immediate employment after graduation.
Of the following, which is the best definition of an “effective school?”
a) A school with a positive social climate b) A school in which administrators and teachers work as a coordinated team c) A school that is safe and orderly d) A school in which learning for all students is maximized
Of the following, which best describes the role of extracurricular activities in effective schools?
a) Extracurricular activities are essential in effective schools, and as much emphasis is placed on them as is on academics. b) Extracurricular activities are important in effective schools, but they don’t take precedence over academic learning. c) They are important for low SES students in effective schools but not for high SES students in effective schools. d) Extracurricular activities are not considered to be important in effective schools.
Research indicates that two factors related to school organization have a particularly negative effect on cultural minorities. These two factors are:
a) low teacher efficacy and class size. b) class size and tracking. c) low teacher efficacy and tracking. d) ineffective instruction and large classes.
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