Question 1

  1. Overseeing the administration of teacher licensure      requirements, organizing programs of study, supervising elementary and      secondary education program assessment, and applying school finance laws      are all tasks of


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the chief state school officer.

the state department of education.

the federal Department of   Education.

the school principal.

2 points

Question 2

  1. Many believe that the movement for statewide standards      testing has resulted in all of the following except


state educational policymakers   directing financial assistance for underperforming school districts.

federal policymakers taking over   control of underperforming schools.

curriculum becoming more   narrowly-defined and tightly focused.

lower socioeconomic communities   failing tests at higher rates than higher socioeconomic communities.

2 points

Question 3

  1. Parents who home school their children strongly believe      that they can provide a better education for their child than the public      school. Parents cite reasons for home schooling that include


Concerns about the moral climate   in public schools

Religious objections to the   content taught in schools

The absence of particular courses   of study

All of the above

2 points

Question 4

  1. In a constructivist approach to learning, learners


actively make their own meaning   from new knowledge.

learn new facts and knowledge   without questioning them.

question all new information.

believe that there are no   universal truths since all truths are relative.

2 points

Question 5

  1. Joshua is a high school history teacher who believes      that his role as teacher extends to teaching his ninth-grade students      certain core values, such as honesty, justice, kindness, and respect. Which      of the following would most likely be found in Joshua’s classroom?


A multiple-choice test on   important events in World War II

A geography unit identifying the   locations of all the major battles of World War II

A fine arts unit in which students   develop appreciation for the music and dance of the United States in the   1940s

A discussion of the   responsibilities of the United States toward Europe in the early 1940s

2 points

Question 6

  1. Ryan and Cooper contend that the “Tools for Learning,”      a set of academic learning skills, ought to be a major component of school      reform because these skills


can train students’ thinking so as   to make them more efficient learners.

provide job training to make high   school students more marketable.

keep students from mixing up   facts.

help students do better on   standardized tests.

2 points

Question 7

  1. The typical holder of this position is white, male, and      college-educated, and has a managerial or professional job unrelated to the      position. The position is


state superintendent.

school principal.

local school board member.

state department curriculum   specialist.

2 points

Question 8

  1. Which of the following most aptly characterizes the      historical stance that business has had toward public education?


Business was and still is   interested in educational efficiency, standardization, and productivity.

Business was interested in   standardization and regulation; now, it is almost exclusively concerned with commercialization   of education.

Business was more concerned with   efficiency and quantitative evaluation; now, it is much more concerned with   authentic evaluation and student satisfaction.

Business used to be exclusively   concerned with productivity; now, business is exclusively concerned with   educational expenditures, seeking to lower costs.

2 points

Question 9

  1. Ms.Pfluger is interviewing for a teaching position in      the Florham Park school system. According to school management and      organization, which of the following is the formal hiring authority?


Building principal

Assistant superintendent of   instruction

Local school board

School superintendent

2 points

Question 10

  1. Susan Breiner has just completed interviewing two prospective      faculty members, has sent in a large teaching supply order, has proofread      the new school discipline policy written by a team of teachers, and has      reviewed the school budget for the next academic year. Based upon those      activities, what is Susan?


Department chairperson

Superintendent of schools

Assistant superintendent of   personnel

School principal

2 points

Question 11

  1. Mrs. Jones is finding her morals challenged by the      newly implemented curriculum. She wants to recommend the curriculum be      reviewed. Who should she approach?


State legislature

Superintendent of Schools

State Superintendent

School board

2 points

Question 12

  1. Title I was designed to provide federal funds to      divisions for


education of special needs   students and hiring of instructional aides.

reading instruction for ESL   students and supplementary services for families of these students.

reading instruction only for   low-achieving students.

education of students from   low-income families and supplement services to low-achieving students.

2 points

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