Which of the following reinforcement procedures would be most appropriate for the classroom?

The Professional Education Test consists of approximately 100 multiple-choice questions. You will have two and one-half hours to complete the test.

Each of the questions will contain four response options. You will choose the best response out of the available options, and indicate A, B, C, or D.

The table below presents types of questions on the exam and directs you to examples of these formats among the sample items that follow.

Table of Question Formats

Type of Question Sample Question
Direct Question
Choose the response option that best answers the question.
Question 1
Sentence Completion
Select the response option that best completes the sentence.
Question 2
Scenario
Examine a situation, problem, or case study. Then answer a question, make a diagnosis, or recommend a course of action by selecting the best response option.
Question 3

Sample Questions

The following questions represent both the form and content of questions on the examination. These questions will acquaint you with the general format of the examination; however, these sample questions do not cover all of the competencies and skills that are tested and will only approximate the degree of examination difficulty.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

What type of curriculum is a teacher using when students are confronted with a scenario and asked to generate hypotheses and solutions?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

An instructional strategy in which students work in small, peer-assisted groups is

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

When a teacher reads aloud to students, which of the following strategies is the teacher using?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

An elementary mathematics teacher uses the phrase “My dear Aunt Sally” to teach the order of operations. This phrase is an example of a

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

According to Bloom's taxonomy, what is the lowest level of question in the cognitive domain that the teacher could use?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

The most effective method for enhancing a student's ability to write a paper is to

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

When designing a lesson, a teacher should include the students' interests, as it allows students to

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A science teacher is concerned about students' abilities to read the state-adopted textbook. The teacher employs a technique that uses a passage from the book but systematically eliminates every 6th or 7th word in the passage. but systematically eliminates every sixth or seventh word in the passage  Which of the following techniques is the teacher using?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A 5th-grade student has difficulty with reading. A fifth grade student has difficulty with reading.  Which of the following is the most appropriate assessment to diagnose the needs of this student?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A high school social studies teacher is asked to choose between two different American history textbooks. When deciding which textbook to use for classroom instruction, the teacher should

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following assessment strategies involves the systematic collection of students' work?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A student has recently begun to struggle with staying focused on class material and frequently forgets to turn in completed assignments. The student's grades are below ability level. Which of the following interventions would be most appropriate?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

KWL charts, K W L charts,  Venn diagrams, thematic webs, concept maps, cause and effect charts, timelines, and T-charts are all examples of

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

What initial action should a teacher take prior to requesting that a student be evaluated for special education services?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

During an instructional unit focusing on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, students ask several questions that the teacher is uncomfortable answering. Which of the following is the most appropriate way to handle the student inquiries?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A student has excessive absences from school, and the teacher is concerned about how the absences are affecting the student's academic progress. Which of the following is the most appropriate action for the teacher to take first?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Portfolio assessment is an effective way to evaluate the writing products of English language learners because it

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following examples expresses how a cognitive theorist views learning?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A 1st-grade first grade  teacher uses a transparency to show students the procedure for putting a heading on a paper. This is an example of which of the following techniques?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Cognitive development depends on biological maturation, experience with the physical environment, experience with the social environment, and equilibration. This theory was first introduced by which of the following theorists?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

In planning for a unit of instruction, a teacher has determined the needs, interests, and abilities of the students. In identifying the objectives for the unit, what criterion should be applied next?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 1—Knowledge of instructional design and planning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

What is the most important consideration in constructing objectives for a unit of instruction?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

To ensure that ALL students are aware of the assignments required for a semester-long chemistry class, the teacher should

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A student is capable of completing assignments but often lacks the motivation to do so. Which strategy would address the problem directly?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following is an example of a teacher employing a nonverbal communication strategy?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

To ensure that a new student feels welcome, the teacher should

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following situations is the best example of a teacher promoting a climate of openness, respect, and inquiry in the classroom?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

An at-risk student is starting to show a decline in achievement within the last month. Which of the following would be the most appropriate way to assist this student?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher has noted there are several students who are performing below grade level in their reading comprehension, in addition to a student with a hearing impairment. Which of the following would be an appropriate practice to introduce in the classroom?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A statement conveying a student's present academic and functional level should be placed with the student's technological needs in a(an) a or an 

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 2—Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A visually impaired student is unable to read printed material of any size. The teacher has asked the class to write a one-paragraph summary of their last social studies chapter. Which piece of equipment should this student use to write the paragraph?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A beginning teacher notices that students are having difficulty mastering the properties of light on a science test. The best next step for the teacher to take would be

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

In a community-centered approach to teaching, a teacher plans classroom activities that require students to

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher has students use their background information to make predictions about a story. This lesson would most likely be representative of a(an)

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

During the introduction of a new mathematics lesson, several students appear uninterested in the lesson. To determine if the behavior is content related, the teacher should

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A math teacher is in the initial stages of planning a unit. The teacher realizes homework will play an important role in student success. The teacher examines the following research table that displays the effectiveness of various approaches to assessing homework assignments. What approach to assigning homework will have the greatest positive impact on student performance?

Research Results for Graded Homework
Use of Homework Average Effect Size Percentile Gain
Graded with Feedback .85 30
Graded .75 27
Reviewed in Class .27 12
Checked for Completion .23 10
Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A 1st-grade student needs encouragement  A first grade student needs encouragement  and a reward system for completing assignments. Which of the following would be the most appropriate action?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Following instruction by a teacher, a student continues having difficulty learning the material. What strategy should the teacher use?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

At the beginning of a unit, a teacher gives a vocabulary quiz on major terms and concepts of the new unit. Such a formative assessment can identify students who

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

One of the advantages of posting a class agenda in a classroom each day is that it

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

When introducing a new topic, a teacher asks all students to list what they know about the topic. The teacher then asks the students to mark their lists by indicating which ones are fact, fiction, or opinion. Such an activity would allow the

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following is the best indicator that a teacher has effectively facilitated a student inquiry activity?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

When a teacher asks students to make judgments based on certain criteria, the teacher is developing

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A learning log allows students to

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Asynchronous communication through e-mail or online discussion groups would be most useful for students doing projects that require

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

An effective strategy to integrate technology into a special education classroom for students with mild to severe intellectual disabilities would be to use

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Creating a digital portfolio allows for

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher is preparing a lesson for a small group of students with disabilities and is concerned about how to present the content of the lesson. Which of the following instructional activities would be most appropriate for this group of students?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following types of questions requires a recall of previously learned knowledge?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Feedback normally comes in either of two forms,

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher has developed a reading lesson where students are placed in groups. The students discuss information in their group and then are rearranged to share their learning in the new group. Which of the following activities is being displayed in this lesson?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following instructional strategies is used during indirect instruction?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following objectives most appropriately explains direct instruction?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Students are given a demanding task and then asked to respond to that task orally, in writing, or by constructing a product. This type of evaluation is a(an)

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following assessments would be best for comparing a student's knowledge with that of other students in the same grade level?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A 4th-gradefourth grade team analyzes student test scores from the beginning and the end of the school year to determine whether to continue using the current core reading curriculum. Which of the following is the best type of assessment to use for this purpose?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A student appears to be struggling with a reading subskill after initial instruction. The teacher wants to find out what component of reading is hindering comprehension. Which of the following assessments would best aid the teacher?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Before beginning a new instructional unit, a teacher administers a pretest and finds that half of the students do not have the necessary prerequisite skills for the new unit. How should the teacher proceed?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

The primary function of a summative assessment is to:

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

At the beginning of the year, a teacher wants to use statewide assessment data to determine specific academic strengths and weaknesses of incoming students. Which of the following types of data would be most helpful in making these determinations?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which accommodation for taking a multiple-choice test would best serve a mid-level ELL E L L  student?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

To assess a student's reading comprehension of a passage, an alternative to a multiple-choice test would be having the student

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher wants to determine student knowledge at the beginning of a lesson. Which type of assessment is most appropriate?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A 4th-grade teacher is computing grades for language arts progress reports. A fourth grade teacher is computing grades for language arts progress reports.  For this grading period there are ten assignments: two vocabulary tests, two book reports, four homework assignments, and two in-class writing assessments. The scores on each have been translated into percentages prior to computing the final grade.

The teacher is using a grading method known as

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following types of assessment results are most sensitive to small changes in student performance over time?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A 4th-grade student A fourth grade student  receives a grade equivalent score of 6.2 in Reading on a state standardized achievement test. This means that the student performed

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following question formats would be most appropriate for assessing 4th-grade student mastery of the following objective:

Students will correctly identify the capitals of all the U.S. states.

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

The primary purpose of a formative assessment is to

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which assessment format is likely to create the fewest issues for a student with language difficulties?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher notices that a student who consistently performs poorly on paper-and-pencil assessments actively participates and provides accurate information during class discussions. The teacher suspects that the student's knowledge is not being reflected by the results of the paper-and-pencil tests.

Which of the following assessment formats would most likely give the teacher an accurate indication of the student's knowledge?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following assessments is most appropriate for a small group of students who are performing below expectation in the area of oral reading fluency?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which is the best procedure for providing feedback after a classroom test?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following gives parents the right to access their children's grades and standardized test scores?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following would be the most helpful to a teacher evaluating a high school class's current knowledge in reading and mathematics?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 4—Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following is the most effective way to communicate students' academic progress to parents?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 5—Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following would help a teacher identify reasons why a student is misbehaving in class?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 5—Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

After attending a reading workshop, a teacher realizes that the current reading strategies are not improving student academic achievement. The most appropriate next step is to

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 5—Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher wants to analyze areas of need in the curriculum. Which of the following would reflect the necessary data?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 5—Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher would like to encourage parents and guardians to be involved in their students' education. Which of the following strategies is the best way for the teacher to encourage diverse parents and guardians to come to the classroom for a cultural activity?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 5—Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher was directed to use the results of student exams to determine individual professional development goals for the next school year. Using the school's data-monitoring system, the following report was generated for the teacher.

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Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
% of questions
correct on exams
 % of questions correct on exams 
34% 34 percent  55% 55 percent  48% 48 percent  65% 65 percent  60% 60 percent  82% 82 percent  84% 84 percent  83% 83 percent 

Based upon the data in the given report, which of the following professional development activities would be most applicable?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 5—Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

When determining an appropriate professional development plan, teachers should use goals that are

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 5—Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher creates a classroom environment survey to give to students as a component of their professional development plan. This survey is likely to be

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 5—Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

After a lesson about division a 4th-grade teacher observes After a lesson about division a fourth grade teacher observes  a majority of the students are having difficulty solving practice problems. That evening, the teacher ponders what could have been done to teach division more effectively. The teacher is using the strategy of

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 6—Knowledge of the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

When a student with a large bruise on their face is questioned by the teacher, the student says that they fell at home while playing. Having previously noticed bruises on the student, the teacher suspects that the child is being abused. The teacher is required by law to contact the

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.

Competency 6—Knowledge of the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

When parents request copies of software to use at home with their children, a teacher should consult

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 6—Knowledge of the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Permitting students access to e-mails with attachments can be a potential danger to a school's network, because of

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: D.

Competency 7—Knowledge of research-based practices appropriate for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs)

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A class has students from various cultural backgrounds. The teacher notices that students of like cultures are exhibiting similar skills and knowledge that differ from students of other cultures. This could be due to the impact of cultural knowledge on

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 7—Knowledge of research-based practices appropriate for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs)

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following teaching strategies would best show sensitivity to English language learners’ language challenges?

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: C.

Competency 8—Knowledge of effective literacy strategies that can be applied across the curriculum to impact student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher is preparing students for a statewide assessment. The teacher asks the students to underline the bold type in the questions on the practice test. This test-taking strategy is known as

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: B.

Competency 8—Knowledge of effective literacy strategies that can be applied across the curriculum to impact student learning

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A teacher instructs students to read a selection and then retell the information from the selection. The students are using the study skill of

Choose an answer AnswerEnter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded Correct Response: A.