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One of the things that most people do not know is that just because one is disabled, it doesn’t mean they can't do other things. Learning is an important part of human growth, and due to some disabilities, some learners will need different care and techniques in class. As a teacher, what do you know about special education needs? Take this test to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Learning styles are affected by the _________ abilities of the students.

    • A.

      A. cognitive

    • B.

      B. affective

    • C.

      C. physiological

    • D.

      D. all of the answers

    Correct Answer
    D. D. all of the answers
    Explanation
    Learning styles are affected by the cognitive abilities of the students, as their thinking and processing skills play a crucial role in how they learn and understand information. Additionally, learning styles are also influenced by the affective abilities of students, such as their emotions, attitudes, and motivation, which can impact their engagement and receptiveness to learning. Furthermore, physiological factors, such as sensory preferences and physical conditions, can also impact learning styles. Therefore, all of these factors collectively contribute to the development and manifestation of individual learning styles.

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  • 2. 

    “Locus of control” refers to

    • A.

      A. student need for teacher organization.

    • B.

      B. a child’s boundaries as determined by parents.

    • C.

      C. factors to which a student attributes success or failure.

    • D.

      D. physical boundaries set up by the teacher in the class.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. factors to which a student attributes success or failure.
    Explanation
    "Locus of control" refers to the belief or perception that individuals have regarding the extent to which they can control or influence events in their lives. It is the degree to which individuals believe that their actions or external factors determine their success or failure. This concept is often used in psychology to understand and explain individual differences in motivation, behavior, and achievement.

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  • 3. 

    A student who says, “I failed the test because the fire alarm went off in the middle of the test” appears to exhibit

    • A.

      A. an external locus of control.

    • B.

      B. an internal locus of control.

    • C.

      C. an auditory learning style.

    • D.

      D. community safety sensitivity and interpersonal intelligence.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. an external locus of control.
    Explanation
    The student's statement suggests that they believe external factors, such as the fire alarm going off, are responsible for their failure on the test. This indicates an external locus of control, as they attribute their outcomes to external forces rather than their own abilities or actions.

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  • 4. 

    Kinesthetic learners learn best by

    • A.

      A. hearing information spoken aloud.

    • B.

      B. whole body movement and participation.

    • C.

      C. focusing attention on one narrow topic.

    • D.

      D. a slower-paced approach.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. whole body movement and participation.
    Explanation
    Kinesthetic learners learn best through whole body movement and participation. This means that they prefer to engage in hands-on activities and physical experiences in order to understand and retain information. They learn by doing rather than just listening or observing. This type of learning style allows them to actively engage with the material and helps them to better process and remember information.

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  • 5. 

    Knowledge of one’s feelings, needs, strengths, and weaknesses relates to which of Gardner’s bits of intelligence?

    • A.

      A. interpersonal

    • B.

      B. naturalist

    • C.

      C. bodily-kinesthetic

    • D.

      D. intrapersonal

    Correct Answer
    D. D. intrapersonal
    Explanation
    The knowledge of one's feelings, needs, strengths, and weaknesses relates to intrapersonal intelligence. Intrapersonal intelligence refers to the ability to understand oneself, including self-reflection, self-awareness, and introspection. It involves having a deep understanding of one's own emotions, motivations, and inner thoughts. This type of intelligence allows individuals to have a strong sense of self and make decisions based on their own values and beliefs.

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  • 6. 

    How might you characterize the changing understanding of intelligence?

    • A.

      A. Technological advances and computer programs are allowing a more precise measure of intelligence.

    • B.

      B. “IQ,” the standard measure of intelligence, has been obscured by “EQ,” which is being used by schools as a replacement for the IQ test.

    • C.

      C. We are broadening our understanding of intelligence beyond traditional language and mathematical-logical factors.

    • D.

      D. The concept of intelligence really hasn’t changed since the late nineteenth century.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. We are broadening our understanding of intelligence beyond traditional language and mathematical-logical factors.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that our understanding of intelligence is expanding beyond the traditional factors of language and mathematical-logical abilities. This implies that intelligence is no longer solely defined by these skills, but also includes other factors such as emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and creative thinking. This shift in understanding is supported by research and the recognition that intelligence is a multi-faceted concept.

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  • 7. 

    All but which of the following have been given as reasons for single-sex schools?

    • A.

      Girls’ science and math genes are developed in single-sex schools

    • B.

      Separating boys and girls helps them focus on academics better

    • C.

      The importance placed on the reputation of prestigious single sex schools

    • D.

      Boys’ and girls’ brains are hard-wired differently

    Correct Answer
    A. Girls’ science and math genes are developed in single-sex schools
  • 8. 

    Howard Gardner’s “Theory of Multiple Intelligences” refers to

    • A.

      At least six areas of intelligence in addition to mathematics and verbal intelligence

    • B.

      The interactive effects of intellectual and emotional intelligences

    • C.

      The persistent gap between theory and research that defies even the most gifted researcher

    • D.

      The five basic bits of intelligence requisite for successful school performance

    Correct Answer
    A. At least six areas of intelligence in addition to mathematics and verbal intelligence
    Explanation
    Howard Gardner's "Theory of Multiple Intelligences" proposes that there are at least six areas of intelligence beyond mathematics and verbal intelligence. This theory suggests that individuals possess different forms of intelligence, including musical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic intelligence. Gardner argues that these different intelligences can be nurtured and developed, and that traditional measures of intelligence, such as IQ tests, do not accurately capture the full range of human cognitive abilities.

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  • 9. 

    10.  The foundation of one’s emotional intelligence is

    • A.

      Self awareness

    • B.

      Managing one’s emotions

    • C.

      In motivating oneself

    • D.

      Handling relationships

    Correct Answer
    A. Self awareness
    Explanation
    The foundation of one's emotional intelligence is self-awareness. This means being able to recognize and understand one's own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, values, and goals. Self-awareness is crucial because it allows individuals to effectively manage their emotions, make better decisions, and have a deeper understanding of themselves and others. It is the starting point for developing other emotional intelligence skills such as empathy, self-regulation, and social skills. By being self-aware, individuals can have better control over their emotions and behaviors, leading to more successful relationships and personal growth.

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  • 10. 

    Which principle of special education implies that children have the right to an education involving the accurate diagnosis of individual needs?

    • A.

      Zero reject

    • B.

      IEP

    • C.

      Nondiscriminatory education

    • D.

      Procedural due process

    Correct Answer
    B. IEP
    Explanation
    The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a principle of special education that implies that children have the right to an education involving the accurate diagnosis of individual needs. The IEP is a legal document that outlines the specific educational goals and accommodations for a student with disabilities. It is developed through a collaborative process involving parents, teachers, and other professionals, and it ensures that the educational program is tailored to meet the unique needs of each student.

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  • 11. 

    The Lab School of Washington builds its curriculum around _____________

    • A.

      Math and science

    • B.

      Social studies

    • C.

      The arts

    • D.

      Learning foreign languages

    Correct Answer
    C. The arts
    Explanation
    The Lab School of Washington builds its curriculum around the arts. This means that the school focuses on incorporating various forms of artistic expression, such as music, visual arts, drama, and dance, into its educational program. By emphasizing the arts, the school aims to promote creativity, self-expression, and critical thinking skills among its students. This approach recognizes the importance of artistic experiences in fostering well-rounded individuals and enhancing overall learning outcomes.

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  • 12. 

    Today, about one in every ___________ students is special needs.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      Recent studies suggest that almost half of all students have significant learning disabilities

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8. This suggests that approximately one in every eight students is special needs.

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  • 13. 

    The majority of students served under IDEA have_______________

    • A.

       speech or language impairments

    • B.

      Mental retardation

    • C.

      Multiple disabilities

    • D.

      Specific learning disabilities

    Correct Answer
    D. Specific learning disabilities
    Explanation
    The majority of students served under IDEA have specific learning disabilities. This means that most students who receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) have difficulties in one or more academic areas, such as reading, writing, or math, despite having average or above-average intelligence. These students may require specialized instruction and support to help them succeed in school.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following groups of students is most likely to go undetected as special needs?

    • A.

      Females

    • B.

      Males

    • C.

      Students of color

    • D.

      Wealthy students

    Correct Answer
    A. Females
    Explanation
    Females are most likely to go undetected as special needs because historically, special education has focused more on identifying and providing services for males. This gender bias can result in females with special needs being overlooked or misdiagnosed. Additionally, some special needs conditions may present differently in females, leading to further challenges in identification.

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  • 15. 

    The Federal Equal Access Act

    • A.

      Ensures separate locker rooms for GLBT students.

    • B.

      Allows Gay-Straight Alliance clubs to meet on school grounds.

    • C.

      Gives teachers the right to use the word “homosexual” in the classroom.

    • D.

      Allows GLBT students to sue their schools if they are discriminated against.

    Correct Answer
    B. Allows Gay-Straight Alliance clubs to meet on school grounds.
    Explanation
    The Federal Equal Access Act allows Gay-Straight Alliance clubs to meet on school grounds. This act was passed in 1984 and ensures that if a public school allows any non-curricular student clubs to meet on campus, it must also allow other non-curricular clubs, including those focused on LGBTQ+ issues. This act was enacted to protect the rights of students to form clubs and express their views, including supporting LGBTQ+ rights and providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and their allies.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is TRUE of students receiving special education?

    • A.

      Whites are more likely than African-Americans to be labeled mentally retarded.

    • B.

      Few special-education students are likely to be Hispanic because special-education services are not available in Spanish.

    • C.

      Boys are more likely to receive special-educational services than are girls.

    • D.

      Gifted learners receive far more than their share of instructional resources because they often benefit the most from their status as special-education students.

    Correct Answer
    C. Boys are more likely to receive special-educational services than are girls.
    Explanation
    Boys are more likely to receive special-educational services than girls. This could be due to various reasons such as higher rates of behavioral or learning difficulties among boys, gender bias in identifying and referring students for special education, or differences in the way boys and girls manifest their needs for additional support. It is important to address and understand these disparities to ensure equal access to education for all students.

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  • 17. 

    The largest population of exceptional learners are the

    • A.

      Learning disabled.

    • B.

      Gifted and talented.

    • C.

      Physically disabled.

    • D.

      Mentally retarded.

    Correct Answer
    A. Learning disabled.
    Explanation
    The largest population of exceptional learners are the learning disabled because learning disabilities are more common than other exceptionalities such as giftedness, physical disabilities, or mental retardation. Learning disabilities can affect individuals of all ages and can impact their ability to acquire, process, or express information effectively. This population includes individuals with dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and other specific learning disorders. The prevalence of learning disabilities in the general population makes it the largest group of exceptional learners.

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  • 18. 

    The case against segregating children with disabilities was made in part because of the findings of

    • A.

      The Brown v. Board of Education decision.

    • B.

      The Lau v. Nichols decision.

    • C.

      The Equal Educational Opportunities Act.

    • D.

      The Bilingual Education Act.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Brown v. Board of Education decision.
    Explanation
    The Brown v. Board of Education decision was a landmark Supreme Court case in 1954 that ruled segregation in public schools based on race unconstitutional. This decision played a significant role in the movement towards desegregation and equal educational opportunities for all students. It set a precedent for challenging discriminatory practices, including the segregation of children with disabilities. The case against segregating children with disabilities was influenced by the principles of equality and non-discrimination established in the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

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  • 19. 

    “Least-restrictive environment” refers to

    • A.

      Placing students with disabilities into open, accessible classrooms to better accommodate their needs and equipment.

    • B.

      Allowing students with disabilities to be educated by their parents at home so they do not have to encounter transportation barriers.

    • C.

      Integrating students with disabilities into classrooms with non-disabled students whenever possible.

    • D.

      Providing students with disabilities with specially trained teachers, assistive technologies, and access to other appropriate resources.

    Correct Answer
    C. Integrating students with disabilities into classrooms with non-disabled students whenever possible.
    Explanation
    The term "least-restrictive environment" refers to the practice of integrating students with disabilities into classrooms with non-disabled students whenever possible. This approach aims to provide an inclusive educational environment that promotes socialization and allows students with disabilities to learn alongside their peers without disabilities. By placing students with disabilities in open and accessible classrooms, their individual needs and equipment can be better accommodated, fostering a more inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

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  • 20. 

    “Procedural due process” refers to

    • A.

      The rights of bilingual students to select their language of instruction in an orderly and legal way.

    • B.

      The steps taken to mainstream exceptional learners into regular classrooms.

    • C.

      The rights of children with disabilities to be assessed, placed and taught in highly structured classes.

    • D.

      The rights of children with disabilities and their parents to have access to and input on school decisions.

    Correct Answer
    D. The rights of children with disabilities and their parents to have access to and input on school decisions.
    Explanation
    "Procedural due process" refers to the rights of children with disabilities and their parents to have access to and input on school decisions. This means that children with disabilities and their parents have the right to be involved in the decision-making process regarding their education, including decisions about assessments, placements, and teaching methods. It ensures that their voices are heard and that they have the opportunity to participate in shaping their educational experience.

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  • 21. 

    Special-education law states that an individualized education program (IEP) must

    • A.

      Be prepared with the child’s parents present.

    • B.

      Closely follow the format specified in the regulations.

    • C.

      Include long-term goals and short-term objectives.

    • D.

       be developed for gifted students.

    Correct Answer
    C. Include long-term goals and short-term objectives.
    Explanation
    According to special-education law, an individualized education program (IEP) must include long-term goals and short-term objectives. This means that the IEP should outline the specific goals and objectives that the child will work towards in their education. It is important for these goals and objectives to be included in the IEP to ensure that the child's educational needs are being met and progress can be measured. The other options mentioned in the question, such as the presence of parents or following a specific format, may also be important aspects of the IEP process, but they are not specifically required by special-education law.

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  • 22. 

    Proponents of the regular education initiative believe that

    • A.

      Schools should emphasize the needs of regular or typical students before making provisions for special-education students.

    • B.

       special-needs students should be provided with the necessary services within the regular classroom.

    • C.

      Instructional methods should not be altered to address the nation’s changing demographics.

    • D.

      Cooperative learning and other new techniques should be implemented in all classrooms.

    Correct Answer
    B.  special-needs students should be provided with the necessary services within the regular classroom.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that proponents of the regular education initiative believe that special-needs students should be provided with the necessary services within the regular classroom. This means that instead of segregating special-needs students into separate classrooms or schools, they should be included and supported within the regular classroom environment. This approach promotes inclusion and equal opportunities for all students, while also recognizing the importance of meeting the individual needs of special-needs students.

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  • 23. 

    Sternberg describes gifted and talented students as

    • A.

      Having wisdom.

    • B.

      Exhibiting strengths in at least five of Gardner’s intelligences.

    • C.

      Scoring in the top 2 percent on standardized tests.

    • D.

      Displaying exceptionally high ability, creativity, and persistence.

    Correct Answer
    A. Having wisdom.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is displaying exceptionally high ability, creativity, and persistence. This answer aligns with Sternberg's description of gifted and talented students, as he emphasizes the importance of not only high ability, but also creativity and persistence. Having wisdom is not specifically mentioned in the given description.

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  • 24. 

    Research shows that the gifted

    • A.

      Are self-motivated and rarely need special programs.

    • B.

      Suffer from feelings of isolation.

    • C.

      Do not benefit from acceleration.

    • D.

      Do not benefit from enrichment.

    Correct Answer
    B. Suffer from feelings of isolation.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that research shows that gifted individuals often experience feelings of isolation. This could be due to various factors such as their unique abilities and interests that may differ from their peers, difficulty in finding like-minded individuals, or feeling misunderstood by others. These feelings of isolation can have a negative impact on their well-being and may hinder their overall development and success.

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  • 25. 

    Learning styles can best be characterized as

    • A.

       unique to the individual.

    • B.

       remarkably similar across cultural groups.

    • C.

      Unimportant compared to teaching style.

    • D.

      Based on the time it takes to learn.

    Correct Answer
    A.  unique to the individual.
    Explanation
    Learning styles refer to the different ways individuals prefer to learn and process information. Each person has their own unique learning style, which may include visual, auditory, or kinesthetic preferences, among others. This means that individuals have different strengths and preferences when it comes to acquiring knowledge and understanding concepts. Therefore, learning styles are best characterized as unique to the individual, as each person has their own preferred way of learning that works best for them.

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