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Special Education Certification Practice Test

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Special Education Certification Practice Test
This is a practice exam for the TeXeS Special Education Supplemental Certification.

  
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1.  John has recently been in a fight with another student in school. The school's policy calls for suspension from school when a student is caught fighting. John is a student with mild mental retardation and as a special education student, his ARD Committee must first conduct a manifestation determination hearing (review) to determine which of the following?
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2.  Suzy is a student with severe learning disabilities. Which of the following placements is most likely to be the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for her?
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3.  Mr. Guest has a new paraprofessional in his classroom. How can the paraprofessional best prepare to perform her duties?
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4.  Sandra is being evaluated for her possible need and eligibility for special education services. The school's LSSP wants to conduct an ecological assessment on her. An ecological assessment is...
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5.  Dylan is a student who will be 3 years old within a few weeks and receives services from the county intervention program. He has severe speech and language delays and his parents are planning for him to attend the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) at the local school district. If Dylan's transition from the Early Childhood Intervention Program to PPCD is to be successful, what needs to take place?
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6.  Mrs. O'Day has several students in her classroom who have been struggling in reading. She is using the district's Response to Intervention approach to help the students by implementing individual interventions for each student. To ensure that the interventions she is using are effective which of the following should she do?
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7.  Ms. Freeman teaches 2nd grade. She has had a few students who are really struggling with reading. In choosing interventions for her students, Ms. Freeman chooses interventions that are...
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8.  When considering a continuum of placement options and the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for students, a student with Autism may have the most challenges in the following placement?
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9.  Ms. Mc Dougald has a new 5th grade student who has been diagnosed with Dysgraphia. She knows that this means she will have to spend extra time to help the student with her...
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10.  Joey has had a difficult year. He gets very angry every time he is asked to complete an assignment. When he gets frustrated he sometimes gets mad and throws things while other times he will start to cry. Joey is most likely diagnosed with...
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11.  Which of the following laws made it mandatory for schools to provide an education for ALL students and could no longer deny children a public education based solely on the fact that they had a disability.
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12.  Which of the following assessments is NOT a formal assessment?
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13.  A student who has difficulty with changes in daily activities, experiences repetitive or obsessive/compulsive behaviors, and is very sensitive to noise in the environment may be identified as a student with...  
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14.  Carol is a student who often has difficulty in class. Many times she refuses to do her work, becomes the class clown during Language Arts, and can be defiant when working with other students in a small reading group.  Based on this information, Carol may be a student with...
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15.  According to IDEA-the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, providing a student with a disability a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) is the direct responsibility of...
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16.  Mr. Jones has a new student in his class who has been diagnosed with a learning disability. The student is having difficulty retaining information. With the help of the special education teacher, Mr. Jones is now teaching the student mental techniques such as, keywords, rhymes, poems, and jingles to use as cues and to organize  information. These techniques used to help the student with memory are called...
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17.  Susan is in the 5th grade and does not have any behavioral problems in the classroom. However, she always has difficulty organizing tasks that require sustained mental effort. Although she can remain seated for long periods of time and she frequently does not focus on her work. Sometimes Susan does not appear to be listening when the teacher is speaking directly to her and is distracted by everything around her. Susan is most likely diagnosed with which type of ADHD?.
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18.  Karen is a new student in Santa Fe JH. She has been diagnosed as a student with a traumatic brain Injury (TBI). Which of the following is most likely to be the cause of the TBI?
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19.  Ray's annual ARD meeting was held last month and now his parents are requesting another ARD meeting to discuss the services that Ray is receiving. According to IDEA, what is the appropriate response from the school?
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20.  Amanda has been in special education as a student with an emotional disturbance for the last 4 years. Her parents now feel that she is not benefiting from the special education program and have requested that she be removed from all special education services. According to IDEA 2004, what is the appropriate response from the district?
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21.  Ms. Robinson often has her students use a computer program to drill and practice addition and subtraction of fractions. The purpose of this activity for her students is to...
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22.  Carrie is a 5th grade student with an orthopedic impairment and wears leg braces. Her teachers are concerned about her participating in PE class. What is the most appropriate solution for them to consider?
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23.  Kendall is a 6th grade student with an intellectual disability (ID-previously MR) and her teacher is having difficulty getting her to do her work . Kendall says she is not good at doing schoolwork and always fails anyway. How can the teacher plan for Kendall?  
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24.  Mr. Dowdy has a student with a learning disability and some of her IEP objectives are no longer appropriate. Mr. Dowdy would like to modify the IEP. According to IDEA 2004 what are the options for changing the IEP?
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25.  Shawna is in the 4th grade and has significant intellectual disabilities. She spends most of her school day in a special education setting and she goes to general education PE and Art with the assistance of a paraprofessional. Shawna shows how she knows things best by doing activities rather than paper and pencil type tests.  Given this information, what form of the state assessment should the ARD committee seriously consider for Shawna?
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26.  Ronnie is a 4th grade student who is experiencing a lot of difficulty in reading. His teacher is thinking that he may need to be referred to special education for possible special education services. What is the first step the teacher needs to take?
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27.  Mr. Thompson teaches the 4th grade and has several students in the class with intellectual disabilities. Josh is one of the students with ID and he is making progress on his IEP goals and objectives; however, Mr. Thompson thinks that Josh would be happier if he was in a Life Skills classroom. He wants to call the parents to discuss moving Josh to Life Skills. What requirement of the IDEA guidelines is Mr. Thompson forgetting?
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28.  For students who have low self-esteem, teachers can help build confidence by...
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29.  An ARD Committee is meeting to develop an IEP for Don, a 4th grade student with mild learning disabilities. In regard to the TEKS, the committee should ensure that...
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30.  Tyler is a 4 year old child with mild language and cognitive delays. He will turn 5 in August and his parents are planning for him to go to Kindergarten. What type of program should the parents look for at the school?
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31.  A specific type of reading disability is known as...
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32.  Sydny is a 4th grade student with multiple disabilities who will be assigned to Mr. Johnson's class. What is the most appropriate strategy for Mr. Johnson to use that will provide an overall supportive environment for Sydny?
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33.  Steven is an 18 year old student with a moderate intellectual disability. He is currently working part-time at the local grocery store and intends to graduate next year. What must be used to ensure that Steven has received a coordinated sequence of services to help him be successful after school.
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34.  A student with multiple disabilities who is learning to use an augmentative speech device can best be helped to integrate the device into the daily routine by...
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35.  Sandra is a student with a learning disability in Math. Which of the following strategies can best help her be successful in Math?
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36.  Russell is a 15 year old student with an intellectual disability. In planning for the individual transition plan, how can the parents assist in the development of the plan?
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37.  What is an important factor in assisting a blind student to be successful in the classroom?
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38.  The most appropriate and effective program for students with an emotional disturbance (ED) is a program that...
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39.  Cara and Mia both took the same IQ test. Cara received a score of 119 on the test, which has a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. Mia received a score of 125. Which of the following statements about these scores is true?
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40.  Ms. Wright is a speech/language pathologist and seesTommy, a 1st grader for therapy sessions focusing on his delayed language development. Tommy has a diagnosis of a seizure disorder and takes anticonvulsant medication. Ms. Wright has recently noticed that Tommy is inattentive,  and she has to prompt him often to get him to attend to what she is saying. What is the most likely explanation for this?
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41.  Jose is a 6th grade student with ADHD. His mother has a history of not getting his medication when it runs out each month. Today, Jose will not remain on task for more than a few seconds at a time, is being disruptive and will not remain in his seat. This is not typical behavior for Jose. What should the teacher do?
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42.  Carson is a 7th grade student with an emotional disturbance (ED). This school year he stole another student's tennis shoes and was sent to the District's Alternative Education Program (DAEP) for 15 days. The school conducted a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) and determined that the actions were not a manifestation of his disability. Now he has gotten into a fight and the school is considering sending him back to the DAEP for  10 days. What course should the school take at this point?
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43.  Ms. Jones is an 8th grade teacher and has been teaching the students in her classroom how to use supplemental aids to help them complete their math problems independently.  This strategy is most beneficial to student because it...
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44.  The Education for All Handicapped Children (EAHC) was originally passed by Congress in 1975. It has been reauthorized several times, but when it was reauthorized in 1990 and became the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act what provisions were added?
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45.  Mr. Crabtree has a new student in his 9th grade class with mild learning disabilities. He has decided to give her a criterion referenced test. Mr. Crabtree has chosen the criterion referenced test because...
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46.  George and Shirley have a child with a disability who receives special education  services. Which of the following is the best approach for the teacher to use in developing  a good relationship with George and Shirley?
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47.  Which of the following statements about effectively teaching children with Autism is true?
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48.  Which of the following is the most prevalent disability of the 13 eligibility categories?
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49.  A method for changing behavior by teaching students to think about their actions is known as...
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50.  Ms. Anthony has a daughter Casey who has an emotional disturbance. Ms. Anthony wants to know more about special education law and procedures. Where can she look for this type of information?
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