Unit 3 Test Foundation of Education

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1

There is no mandatory federal funding for gifted and talented programs in the U.S.

True

2

The Bible can not be used in the curriculum in any public school.

False

3

By definition, an individual can only be part of one society at a time.

False

4

Minority students are less likely than white students to be identified as having a developmental disability or being emotionally disturbed.

False

5

Between 20-25% of the elementary school population in the US speaks another language other than English at home.

True

6

Academic freedom provides teachers with the professional right to teach what they want and how they want.

False

7

A teacher's right to privacy includes their school desk.

False

8

While students can be victims of sexual harassment from teachers, technically, they cannot be sexually harassed by other students.

False

9

According to the US Supreme court Corporal Punishment is allowed in U.S. schools when warranted.

True

10

Public schools are not obligated to provide access to education for children of non-documented aliens unless they can provide evidence of a work permit (green card).

False

11

The minimum qualifications to be on a local school board is a college degree.

False

12

The Federal Secretary of Education is a member of the President's cabinet.

True

13

Which of the following groups could be considered a society? (select the best answer)

all of the above

14

Which of the following definitions best describes the meaning of socialization?

To teach children about the norms and values of a given society.

15

What term is used to describe groups of people determined by wealth, education, occupation, and power?

Socioeconomic Status

16

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

Regardless of SES, Race/Ethnicity is a higher predictor of educational attainment.

17

Children in poverty are less likely to . . .

graduate from high school and college

18

Which of the following populations is the largest and fastest growing minority group in the US?

Hispanic Americans

19

According to the text, which of the following statements correctly reflects the current trends regarding achievement gaps by race?

The achievement gap between white people and minorities, while still significant, has been steadily decreasing.

20

What is the name of the federal legislation that states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Title IX Education Amendment of 1972

21

Which of the following reflects the current status of gender in schools?

Gaps between females and males have been decreasing on standardized test in k-12 schools since the passage of federal gender equity legislation.

22

On which of the following standardized test categories do female students outperform male students?

Reading

23

Which of the following statements about gun laws in Wisconsin schools is true?

teachers and students are prohibited from carrying guns in schools in Wisconsin

24

Students with exceptionalities is a phrase that refers to

All of the above

25

In what decade was the Education for all handicapped children act passed?

1970s

26

Which of the following was not specifically included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when it was first passed? (select the best answer)

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder

27

What does the acronym ELL stand for ?

English Language Learners

28

Laws that require children to attend school, usually until age 16, are called _________ _________ laws.

compulsory attendance

29

Which of the following statements about religious rights in public schools in the U.S. is true?

Students are allowed to pray in school if it is voluntary and non-disruptive.

30

Which act protects the privacy of student's school records?

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

31

Tenure is

a status obtained after a probationary period of teaching that provides added job security.

32

What are the legal grounds for the dismissal of a tenured teacher?

A tenured teacher can be fired for immorality, incompetence, or insubordination.

33

What is the term used to describe the responsibility of a teacher to do what is reasonable and prudent to protect the students under their care?

Standard of Care

34

Which legal term is defined as the failure of a teacher to do (or not do) what a reasonable and prudent teacher would have done?

Negligence

35

Mandatory reporting laws require that teachers report abuse or illegal activity

when there is reasonable cause to suspect abuse or illegal activity.

36

Who officially has direct oversight of the state agency responsible for education in the state of Wisconsin?

State Superintendent of Schools

37

Which local individual or group has the highest authority for determining the policy and budget of a school in the United States?

School Board

38

Which of the following correctly shows the approximate average percentages of school financing that comes from the local, state, and federal levels in the United States?

Local (45%), State (45%), and Federal (10%)

39

Money provided by the state government to parents to pay tuition for their child at a private school is called a

voucher

40

What is the term used for a school that has a contract with the state to provide a specialized function or curricular emphasis with greater freedom from state regulations?

charter school