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With respect to education, which of the following best describes the significance of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution?
a) It established the principle of separation of church and state. b) It set land aside for the purposes of funding public education in the United States. c) It assigned legal responsibility for the education of its citizens to the fifty states. d) It mandated that all teachers must be licensed in order to teach students in public school classrooms.
State boards of education regulate and advise schools. Which of the following is NOT a function of state boards of education?
a) Hiring and releasing teachers b) Establishing the length of the school year c) Issuing and revoking teaching licenses d) Implementing a system for gathering educational data (such as standardized test scores)
As a new teacher, to which of the following will you apply for an initial teaching license?
a) The state board of education for your state b) The state office of education for your state c) The commissioner of education for your local state d) The local district in which you hope to teach
A geographical area given the legal responsibility for education within its borders is best described as a:
a) school system. b) school testing region. c) school district. d) state board of education.
Which of the following is given the responsibility for determining the curriculum that will be taught at an individual school?
a) The state office of education for the state b) The local school district in which the curriculum is taught c) The local school in which the curriculum is taught d) The individual teacher within the school in which the curriculum is taught
Of the following, what is the best description of a local school board? Groups of:
a) elected lay citizens responsible for setting school district policy b) trained education professionals appointed by state committees c) elected citizens who have earned at least bachelor’s degrees at an accredited college or university d) district teachers, elected by their individual schools, who advise the superintendent on matters of district policy
Which of the following is a school district’s head administrative officer?
a) The state superintendent of education b) The district superintendent c) The chairperson of the local school board d) A school principal elected by all the teachers in the district
With respect to promoting student learning, which of the following is/are often considered to be the most important person, or persons, in a school district’s administrative structure?
a) The members of the local school board b) The district superintendent c) The district superintendent’s staff (such as a math or science curriculum specialist for the local district) d) The principal of each local school
You’re a high school teacher, and the students in your school are allowed to participate in sports only if they maintain a C average for all their courses. Of the following the group most responsible for setting this policy is:
a) the local school board for the district in which you teach. b) the administration for your school (the principal and vice-principal or assistant principals). c) the administration for your school with input from the teachers in the school. d) the teachers in your school (working through the school’s committee structure).
You’re applying for a job. Of the following, which will be most influential in determining whether or not you get the job?
a) The local school board for the district in which you want to teach b) The district superintendent for the district in which you want to teach c) The school principal for the school in which you want to teach d) A committee composed of teachers in the school (a search committee), in which you want to teach
According to Gallup polls examining public opinion, which of the following is the biggest problem facing local schools?
a) Ineffectively prepared teachers b) Inadequate school leadership (such as under-qualified school principals) c) Inadequate district leadership (such as lack of effective leadership from the district superintendent) d) Lack of financial support and funding for the schools
Approximately what percentage of a school district’s education budget is supplied by states?
a) 20% b) 50% c) 70% d) 80%
Of the following, which best approximates the percentage of educational funding that comes from the federal government?
a) Slightly less than 10% b) Slightly less than 20% c) Slightly more than 30% d) About 50%
The majority (about three fourths) of funding for schools at the local level comes from which of the following?
a) Traffic fines b) Federal and state grants c) Fees for building permits d) Property taxes
For most states in the United States, the largest source of state revenues is which of the following?
a) Sales taxes b) State gasoline taxes c) Property taxes d) “Sin” taxes (such as taxes on cigarettes and alcohol)
Programs such as Title I, Head Start, and the Bilingual Education Act of 1972 are funded by:
a) federal categorical grants and block grants. b) state categorical grants and block grants. c) federal categorical grants (but not block grants). d) federal block grants (but not categorical grants).
Based on research examining educational expenditures and educational quality, which of the following is the most accurate statement? Increased educational funding:
a) has very little relationship between the amount of money spent on education per pupil and the amount students learn. b) improves school physical facilities (such as school buildings), but little evidence of improved learning exists. c) results in better-qualified teachers and smaller class sizes, which result in increased learning. d) increases the size of administrative staffs, but does little to improve working conditions for teachers.
Of the following, which best approximates the percentage of the money allocated to education that is actually spent on instruction?
a) 10% b) 25% c) 60% d) 85%
Of the following, which is the best approximation of the range of yearly per-pupil spending in the United States?
a) $2,000 to $11,000 b) $5,000 to $12,000 c) $6,000 to $17,000 d) $8,000 to $22,000
Which of the following best describes a charter school?
a) A private school that is partially funded by school vouchers b) A religious school that receives public funding to help educate students with exceptionalities. c) A school that is publicly funded but is governed independent of the structure of a local school district. d) A school that is publicly funded but is governed by a local advisory council appointed by the local school board.
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