Who established the first school of education in the United States?
|B)||Reverend Samuel Hall|
|D)||the Holmes Group|
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
|A)||trains entry-level teachers in professional conduct.|
|B)||works to recognize highly competent teachers.|
|C)||was criticized by the Holmes Group for inadequately preparing teachers.|
|D)||None of these answers is correct.|
Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding teacher tenure?
|A)||It may be granted after a probationary period.|
|B)||It provides an expectancy of continued employment.|
|C)||It prevents teachers from ever being dismissed from their jobs.|
|D)||It has been criticized for protecting weak teachers.|
In the history of teacher education in the United States, Horace Mann
|A)||chaired the faculty of the first normal school, in Concord, Vermont.|
|B)||was a member of the influential Holmes Group.|
|C)||worked to establish a board certification process for highly competent teachers.|
|D)||helped establish the first state-supported normal school.|
Which of the following is NOT an advantage of teaching as a career?
|A)||family-friendly work schedules, including summers off|
|B)||comprehensive benefits, including health care and retirement benefits|
|C)||freedom from mindless routine and clerical work|
|D)||ongoing intellectual stimulation|
Which of the following is true of teachers' salaries?
|A)||In order to attract individuals to teaching, federal income tax is no longer assessed on teachers' salaries.|
|B)||Teachers' salaries vary widely from region to region, even district to district.|
|C)||Teachers' salaries have stagnated in the last two decades.|
|D)||California boasts the highest teachers' salaries and has been a national leader in educational funding for more than two decades.|
In the colonial era, teachers
|A)||earned as much as farmers, and even a bit more than merchants, enjoying relatively high status.|
|B)||were trained in teaching academies and focused particularly on maintaining good discipline and promoting Christian values.|
|C)||at the elementary level, typically had not even attended secondary school.|
|D)||attended "normal schools," whose rising status enabled them to compete successfully for the scarce teaching positions.|
Which of the following best describes the status of teaching?
|A)||Teaching today is finally accepted as a true profession by teachers, the public, and the media.|
|B)||Although the public views teaching as a profession, the media continue to cast doubt on its professional status.|
|C)||Most people believe that teaching has not reached the status of a profession.|
|D)||Teachers have abandoned the effort to be treated as professionals and have focused their energies almost entirely on improving their salaries.|
Tomorrow's Teachers and A Nation Prepared both called for
|A)||higher standards for teachers in the United States.|
|B)||merit pay systems and career ladders to reward competent teachers.|
|C)||establishing "normal schools" to standardize teacher preparation.|
|D)||lengthening teacher training programs to four years.|
Which of the following statements about Teach for America is FALSE?
|A)||Despite being relatively large in size, it has had only medium success in recruiting highly motivated and talented recruits.|
|B)||It is criticized by educators, such as Linda Darling-Hammond, who believe it is unprofessional and irresponsible.|
|C)||It attracts a greater proportion of teachers of color than traditional, university-based teacher education programs.|
|D)||It is a "fast track" training program for motivated college graduates to become teachers and serve in some of America's most difficult classrooms.|
All of the following statements are true regarding alternative teacher preparation programs EXCEPT
|A)||alternative teacher education programs assume that college graduates know their subject area content.|
|B)||alternative teacher education programs now prepare more than half of the teachers in the United States.|
|C)||alternative teacher education programs train their members through structured apprenticeship-style approaches.|
|D)||alternative teacher education programs do not draw in diverse candidates.|
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
|A)||Dean Henry Holmes of Massachusetts is known for his early yet unsuccessful efforts to establish normal schools.|
|B)||Teach for America recruits individuals to teaching and grants its graduates a master's degree in education or teaching.|
|C)||The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards administers yearly minimum competency tests to aspiring teachers to weed out unqualified teaching candidates.|
|D)||Alternative training programs, such as Teach for America, provide short-term but controversial fixes for teacher shortages.|
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
|A)||The National Education Association has far more members than the American Federation of Teachers.|
|B)||The National Education Association took the lead in school desegregation efforts soon after the Supreme Court ruled that separate is not equal.|
|C)||The American Federation of Teachers is the older and more established professional organization.|
|D)||Only members of the American Federation of Teachers are represented in collective bargaining.|
Which of the following represents one of the five core components of effective teaching according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards?
|A)||Accomplished teachers should adjust their teaching styles to align with the standardized tests their students must pass.|
|B)||Accomplished teachers must be pragmatic in their instruction, focusing their efforts on those students who learn best.|
|C)||Accomplished teachers draw on multiple disciplines and resources and make good instructional decisions.|
|D)||Accomplished teachers keep their professional practice focused almost exclusively on their classrooms.|