Praxis II: PLT 7-12 Exam Prep - Question List

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16. During a discussion in Ms. Rose’s senior English class, which of the following strategies can be employed to promote critical thinking in her students?

I) Challenging her students assumptions
II) Suggesting alternative points of view
III) Challenging the relevancy of information offered
IV) Draw conclusions
  1. I, II and III
  2. I, II and IV
  3. I, III and IV
  4. I, II, III and IV

Ms. Kelly and Ms. Baker have both been teaching for fewer than three years. They each feel that their classroom management techniques could use improvement and decide to work together to improve their skills. They decide to have a series of classroom visits to observe and provide feedback. Which of the following additional tools can they also employ?

I) Self-reflective journaling
II) Incident analysis
III) Peer observation
IV) Student feedback

  1. I, II, and III
  2. I, II, and IV
  3. I, III, and IV
  4. I, II, III, and IV
18. Ms. DeMarco notices in her analysis of test scores for students in her socioeconomic bracket, that reading comprehension levels are low. Consequently, she plans to refine her objectives so that there is more emphasis on reading comprehension. Which of the following strategies should she put in place to accomplish this goal?
  1. More journaling time
  2. More scaffolded assignments
  3. More lecture-style teaching
  4. More meta-cognitive assignments
19. Assessments that rank the achievement and ability in a subject of each child in a grade, provides data that is most useful to which of the following groups of people?
  1. Curriculum committees
  2. Principals
  3. Teachers
  4. District offices
20. The National Assessment of Educational Progress is an assessment administered to a sampling of 4th, 8th and 12th grade students. It has no bearing on the grades or scores of a student. Individual results are not calculated or returned. The information assesses an entire state and reports findings on a statewide basis, not a student- by -student or district- by -district basis. Which of the following is the purpose of a no-stakes assessment like the National Assessment of Educational Progress?
  1. To see how students learn
  2. To understand what students know and can do
  3. To determine best instructional practices
  4. To offer students test taking skills

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