Foundations and Assessment of Education/Edition 1/Foundations Table of Contents/Chapter 8/Chapter Review

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Chapter Review
Written by: Hunter Byron Smith

Learning Targets: Reviewed![edit | edit source]

Experts Take Sides: A Discourse in National Curricula

• The reader should realize the potential of an alternative for our education system, and associated advantages/disadvantages.

• The reader should develop a base understanding of the concept of state derived curricula in contrast to a federally adopted and enforced one.

• The reader should be able to understand two of the primary options and opinions regarding national academic curricula.

FAQ: Curricula

• The reader will be able to define the "Three R's".

• The reader will be able to define the "Fourth R".

• The reader will be able to define the difference between Formal and Hidden Curriculum and describe how it effects students.

• The reader will be able to define standardized testing and describe its pros and cons.

• The reader will be able to define AP and IB classes and describe how they effect teachers and students.

• The reader will be able to define College Preparatory education and describe its main targets.

• The reader will be able to define Vocational education and describe its main targets.

Is It Still The Three “R’S”?

• The reader recognizes and understand the concepts of the original R's

• The reader grasps the basic concepts of writing

• The reader understands the differences between phonics and whole language

• The reader decides if a piece of work is plagiarized

Is There a "Hidden Curriculum"? Where is it Hiding?

• The reader should be able to recognize various types of hidden curriculum/character education.

• The reader will be able to identify reasons for implementing a hidden curriculum/character education into an existing curriculum.

• The reader is expected to distinguish the differences between the goals associated with hidden curriculum/character education from those of a traditional/formal curriculum.

Standardized Testing: What We Need to Know as Future Educators

• The reader distinguishes between benefits and downfalls of standardized testing

• The readerknows how standardized tests are utilized

• The reader determines who is being held accountable by standardized testing

Chapter Quiz[edit | edit source]

1. Which one of the following countries does not have a national curriculum?

A. Japan

B. France

C. United States

D. Italy

2. Bill argues that different states and different school districts all being on their own programs makes it nearly impossible for those children to keep up in school. He also believes there needs to be a national core base of knowledge that all Americans share so that people in our country can read and communicate intelligently. What is Bill most likely an a proponent of?

A. The Communism Party

B. A national curriculum

C. Free ice cream and zombie costume holiday, every second Saturday of the month for all eternity

D. Keeping schools the way they have traditionally been

3. What is vocational education?

A. Education that prepares students for college.

B. Education that prepares students for a career.

C. Education typical to a private school.

D. Education typical to a public elementary school.

4. Mrs. Davids is making a lesson plan that outlines exactly what her students will be covering in class the next day. It includes specifics about the topic that they have been studying for the past week. What type of curriculum is this lesson plan made up of?

A. Hidden Curriculum.

B. Formal Curriculum.

C. Specific Curriculum.

D. College preparatory Curriculum.

5. A student is writing a paper about Albert Einstein and quotes "Imagination is more important than knowledge"(Collected). At the end of paper the is no Resource List. Is this plagiarism?

A. No, because there are quotation marks.

B. No, because this is a paper about Einstein.

C. Yes, because the quote is not credited.

D. Yes, because this is a paper about Einstein.

6. Which of the following is an aspect of hidden curriculum?

A. Intellect

B. Vocation

C. Competition

D. Formal education

7. Which of the following is not an issue which sparked the movement for implementing character education?

A. A national increase in mathematical aptitude

B. Gang affiliation

C. Teen pregnancy

D. Youth suicide rates

8. Ms. Trinidad is a second grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary in Portsmouth, Virginia. She feels that she's under a tremendous amount of pressure to succeed, considering she's a first year educator. Ms. Trinidad has recently attended a lecture about character education. She was impressed by the lecture, but isn't sure she can manage merging any new programs with her existing curriculum. What's something Ms. Trinidad can do to implement character education without affecting her current curriculum too much?

A. Teach a traditional curriculum for the first half of the year, and character education for the second half of the year.

B. Try a different technique every day until she find one that's reasonable.

C. Adopt a new curriculum which is completely dedicated to character education.

D. Integrate moral literature into her daily storytelling time.

9. Mr. Carver, one of Ms. Trinidad's colleagues has noticed drastic improvement in the general behavior and class conduct of Ms. Trinidad's students since she's implemented a few character education techniques into her lesson plans. Mr. Carver is extremely impressed and ponders on the potential of such techniques to help improve his students' behavior, but is reluctant implement such techniques into his lesson plan. What could be potentially holding Mr. Carver back from implementing character techniques of his own into his current curriculum?

A. Doing so has the potential to interfere with and/or ruin a preexisting state exam preparation schedule.

B. That implementing such techniques will actually help improve his students' behavior.

C. That his colleagues will judge him for blending character education into his formal curriculum.

D. He feels that character education techniques are not as likely to work on his class of fifth graders as well as it did for Ms. Trinidad's class second graders.

10. If a minority groups performs less than average on a standardized test this is an example of?

A. Disparity among minorities

B. Gaps in Curriculum

C. Increased accountability

D. Equality among ethnic group testing

11. Fourth grade students in a school district perform poorly on a standardized test in social studies. What would the test tell the school district? A. A problem with the teacher's

B. Curriculum Gap

C. There is no problem

D. A need for more parental involvement

12. IB differs from normal education classes in that A. IB students only do independent study

B. Students have a customized IB curriculum

C. Students take regular classes, but are expected to do more work

D. There is no difference

13. The IBO states that educational standards are key in A. Creating a strong school

B. Establishing smart students

C. Development of sound students and teachers

D. Development of sacrificial worshipers for C'thulhu

14. One main goal of the AP programs is to

A. Have students look outside the box

B. Develop complete students.

C. Prepare students for the challenges of college

D. All of the above

15. Sarah is a junior in high school, getting ready to apply for colleges. She will need to take at least one standardized test in order to complete her application. Which would be the most appropriate test for Sarah?


B. The GRE

C. The SAT or ACT

D. None of these apply

16. Mrs. Manley teaches at a local elementary school. Some of Mrs. Manley's students did very poorly on standardized exams. Which of the following is NOT a consequence for the low test scores?

A. Mrs. Manley could be demoted or fired.

B. Mrs. Manley could get a promotion.

C. Students could be held back to repeat the grade.

D. The school funding may be revoked.

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1.C 2.B 3.B 4.B 5.C 6.C 7.A 8.D 9.A 10.A 11.B 12.B 13.C 14.D 15.C 16.B

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