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The process of identifying a specific, school-related question and gathering information to try to answer it is best described as:
a) action research. b) alternative certification. c) formative evaluation. d) summative evaluation.
Which of the following best describes the goals of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards?
a) To strengthen teaching as a profession and improve the quality of education b) To increase teachers’ knowledge of content and understanding of strategies needed to deliver the content c) To improve the quality of alternative licensure programs and reduce the attrition rate of new teachers d) To increase teacher salaries and improve teachers’ working conditions
Which of the following is the best description of the statement, “The teacher understands how children learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development”?
a) It is a statement taken from the NEA Code of Ethics. b) It is a description of one of the InTASC principles. c) It is a statement taken from the description of the No Child Left Behind Act. d) It is a statement taken from the description of teachers as advanced professionals.
“Special recognition by a professional organization indicating that an individual has met certain requirements specified by the organization” best describes which of the following?
a) Teacher licensure b) Teacher certification c) Teacher tenure d) Teacher professionalism
The small percentage of cultural minorities in the teaching force has some school leaders concerned. Which of the following is the most commonly cited reason for this concern? Research indicates that:
a) cultural minorities are generally more flexible in dealing with students than are non-minorities. b) cultural minorities generally have a better grasp of the content they’re teaching than do non-minorities. c) cultural minorities better manage classrooms (maintain acceptable student behavior) than do non-minorities. d) the minority student population is rapidly increasing, and leaders believe they need minority teachers as role models.
Experienced teachers who provide guidance and support for beginning teachers are most commonly called:
a) supervisors. b) support staff. c) mentors. d) peer teachers.
The process of gathering information about a teacher’s competence for the purpose of making decisions about retention and promotion is best described as:
a) formative evaluation. b) professional evaluation. c) high-stakes evaluation. d) summative evaluation.
Which of the following is the best description of formative evaluation? The process of:
a) providing professional experiences for beginning teachers that helps them make the transition to classroom work b) gathering materials, such as lesson plans, worksheets, and videotaped lessons, that are used to represent a teacher’s work c) gathering information about teachers’ competence and making administrative decisions about retention and promotion d) gathering information and providing feedback that teachers can use to improve their instruction
Which of the following is the least helpful suggestion for surviving in your first year of teaching?
a) Organize to maximize your time. b) Learn students’ names. c) Use as much cooperative learning as possible. d) Learn effective classroom management skills.
Which of the following suggestions WON'T help you get your first day of teaching off to a good start?
a) Don't plan too much or be over-organized. Just try to get a feel for your class. b) Present your classroom rules and procedures. c) Conduct an academic lesson, i.e., teach your students some content. d) Begin the process of learning your students’ names.
Which of the following statements best describes the number of new teachers who leave the profession by the end of their second year of teaching?
a) About two thirds of new teachers leave the profession by their second year. b) About half of new teachers leave the profession by their second year. c) About a fourth of new teachers leave the profession by their second year. d) About one of 10 new teachers leaves the profession by their second year.
A shorter route to teaching for those who already possess a bachelor’s degree best describes which of the following?
a) Alternative licensure b) INTASC standards c) Formative evaluation d) Mentoring programs
Consider the relationship between the use of standard English and interviewing effectively. Which of the following is the most accurate statement?
a) Be yourself and use the language that is natural for you. Interviewers respond positively to a candidate who is genuine. b) Interviewers realize that grammar and language vary so they don't assess candidates on the basis of the grammar they use. c) Interviewers are forbidden from using a candidate's language, grammar or dialect in assessing their qualifications for a job. d) Use standard English and grammar because a candidate's use of language creates an impression of their professional ability.
Which of the following best describes the primary purpose for creating a professional portfolio?
a) To collect work samples, such as papers and videos of your teaching, during your teacher-preparation course. b) To gather experiences that extend beyond taking paper-and-pencil tests c) To document your knowledge and skills as a prospective teacher d) To help clarify your teaching goals
For which of the following are job opportunities likely to be the greatest?
a) Teaching math in a suburban school b) Teaching chemistry in an inner-city school c) Teaching physics in a suburban school d) Teaching Spanish in a suburban school
A collection of work samples from your teacher preparation program that you can submit to document your skills and abilities when you apply for a teaching position is best described as a:
a) portfolio b) résumé. c) credentials file. d) license.
With respect to instructors’ opinions, which of the following is the most important reason for students attending all classes and being on time?
a) Instructors view missing classes as unprofessional behavior by students. b) Instructors worry that the students will miss some important content if they miss classes. c) Instructors take it as a personal reflection on their teaching if students miss classes. d) Missing classes is disruptive to instructors’ routines.
Which of the following statements best describes the importance of knowledge of content (such as knowledge of history) in being an effective teacher?
a) Knowledge of content is secondary to being an empathetic teacher. b) Knowledge of content is one of the essential kinds of knowledge that effective teachers possess. c) Knowledge of content is valuable but not essential for being an effective teacher. d) Knowledge of content isn't necessary for becoming an effective teacher. They learn the content when they prepare their lesson
Which of the following statements best describes beginning teachers’ beliefs about their teaching ability? Beginning teachers:
a) uncertain about their teaching ability when they begin, but they are more self-assured by the end of their first year. b) are confident about their teaching ability when they begin but that decreases as they encounter the reality of classroom life c) uncertain about their teaching ability when they begin, and their uncertainty remains until about their 3rd yr of experience. d) confident about their teaching ability when they begin, and their confidence remains high at the end of their first year.
When conducting action research, after identifying and diagnosing a problem that is important to you, the next step is to:
a) use the results of the study to generate additional research. b) implement the findings to solve or improve a local problem. c) systematically plan and conduct a research study. d) generalize the findings to other action research settings.
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