1. Lilia DeFoe, an experienced high school teacher, transfers from one school district to another district, which is nearer to her home. In planning her course for the next year, Ms. DeFoe would be best advised to design an instructional sequence based primarily on:
A. the lesson plans published in conjunction with the textbook used in the district.
B. her instructional objectives in the course based on learning standards set for by the district and state and on her new students’ past performance on state assessments.
C. the lesson materials used by her predecessor at the school, with some changes to take advantage of her own unique strengths in the subject area.
D. the units of instruction she found to be most effective in her previous district.
2. Amanda Quinn, a high school physical education teacher, has noticed that Nicole, a student in her class, frequently has bruises on her face and arms. When she asks Nicole about the bruises, Nicole says only that she runs into things a lot and does not offer any other information. Ms. Quinn doubts Nicole’s explanation about the bruises; she suspects instead that Nicole is being physically abused. At this point, Ms. Quinn has a legal obligation to:
A. contact Nicole’s parents to set up a conference to discuss her concerns.
B. report her suspicions immediately to the local police department.
C. inform the principal immediately about her suspicions.
D. ask the counselor to report the abuse to the proper legal authorities.
3. Federal laws and regulations must be complied with in a New York State school district:
A. because the U.S. Congress has a constitutional mandate to regulate education in the United States.
B. at no time and in no situation because the power to regulate education in a state is constitutionally the province of that individual state.
C. only in cases that involve the civil rights of students.
D. whenever the school district accepts and receives federal monies.
4. Nejad, a high school student with strong political views, organized a demonstration in the school hallways during class hours. The demonstration consisted of 30 participants loudly shouting slogans and banging on noisemakers to attract the attention of the students in class. Dr. Vernerio, the principal, stopped the demonstration. The principal’s action was:
A. an infringement of Nejad’s right to speech as described by the First Amendment.
B. within her duties as the school principal because she stopped a disruption to students’ class time.
C. contrary to Nejad’s right to a hearing before disciplinary action is taken.
D. within her duties as the school principal because the protest was not supervised by a teacher.
5. Joshua Grindle, a middle school teacher, begins a lesson in social studies by helping the learners make connections between important concepts and their own homes and families. Mr. Grindle’s way of introducing the lesson is an especially good one for his students because it should foster their social studies learning by:
I. promoting their critical thinking skills.
II. helping them become aware of ways their home environments support learning.
III. building on knowledge and experiences they bring to the classroom.
IV. providing them with direct instruction about their own homes and families.
A. I and IV only
B. II and III only
C. I, II, and III only
D. I, III, and IV only