Test Bank For Foundations of Education 13th Edition by Allan C. Ornstein

Test Bank For Foundations of Education 13th Edition by Allan C. Ornstein

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Test Bank For Foundations of Education 13th Edition by Allan C. Ornstein

1. Teacher testing is an oft-debated practice and a controversial topic. What are the primary reasons for supporting,
and the primary reasons for opposing, the use of standardized tests for teachers?
ANSWER: Supporters emphasize the need to ensure a high-quality teaching force whose
members are competent in basic knowledge and skill areas, whereas opponents
focus on the absence of clear indicators that the tests are relevant to effective
teaching practice.
DIFFICULTY: Medium
REFERENCES: 1-5b Criticisms of Testing
1-5c Proponents of Testing
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: FOED.ORNS.17.01.05 – Describe the findings of research on testing of teachers’
abilities and the controversy surrounding it.
ACCREDITING STANDARDS: INTASC.10f – The teacher engages in professional learning, contributes to the
knowledge and skill of others, and works collaboratively to advance professional
practice.
KEYWORDS: Bloom’s: Applying
2. As a result of a five year study on “Educating School Teachers,” recommendations were made. Describe one of
these key elements and how you would support it.
ANSWER: Any of the following points can be addressed with supporting points to how
improvement can be made in the school district: 1) Inadequate curricula, 2) low
standards, and 3) faculty out of touch with schools.
DIFFICULTY: Medium
REFERENCES: 1-4e Quality of Preparation Programs
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: FOED.ORNS.17.01.04 – Discuss the current trends in teacher education.
KEYWORDS: Bloom’s: Understanding
3. Minority groups in the teaching profession
a. are expanding at a rate similar to the school-age population.
b. are likely to become a larger proportion of the teaching force in the near future.
c. are likely to decline as a proportion of the total teaching force.
d. are in proportion to their numbers in the larger U.S. population.
ANSWER: c
DIFFICULTY: Easy
REFERENCES: 1-1c Teaching Force Diversity: A Growing Concern
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: FOED.ORNS.17.01.01 – Identify the usual reasons for becoming a teacher, and
determine how your reasons compare.
KEYWORDS: Bloom’s: Understanding
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4. Potential difficulties teachers are unprepared for include
a. special-education populations.
b. racial and ethnic minority groups.
c. English as a second language students.
d. all of the above.
ANSWER: d
DIFFICULTY: Easy
REFERENCES: 1-1b The Challenge of Teaching All Students
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: FOED.ORNS.17.01.01 – Identify the usual reasons for becoming a teacher, and
determine how your reasons compare.
KEYWORDS: Bloom’s: Understanding
5. Which of the following is likely to increase the demand for more new teacher positions?
a. reductions in class size
b. staff development programs
c. innovative alternative certification programs
d. fewer teachers leaving the profession
ANSWER: a
DIFFICULTY: Easy
REFERENCES: 1-2a Job Opportunities
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: FOED.ORNS.17.01.02 – Summarize the salaries and benefits teachers earn.
KEYWORDS: Bloom’s: Understanding

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