Special Ed Midterm

31 Questions
Midterm Quizzes & Trivia

Special ED teachers and students this quiz is for you. Special education may seem so hard, but for these people it is quite simple. Test your knowledge on Special ED below. All the best.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In comparison to typical students, students who are exceptional
    • A. 

      Have both similarities and differences.

    • B. 

      Are similar in almost every way.

    • C. 

      Are different in almost every way.

    • D. 

      Have the same instructional needs, but differ in ability level.

  • 2. 
    When special education works as it should, the outcome for students is
    • A. 

      The ability to hide their disabilities.

    • B. 

      The eradication of their disabilities.

    • C. 

      Instruction in a special class.

    • D. 

      Improved achievement and behavior.

  • 3. 
    According to the national prevalence estimates, how many exceptional students would we expect to find in a school of 100 students?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      20

  • 4. 
    The special education intervention that requires the least specialized environment is
    • A. 

      Consultation by a special educator.

    • B. 

      Instruction by an itinerant teacher.

    • C. 

      Instruction in a resource room.

    • D. 

      Instruction by a regular classroom teacher.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an expectation for general education teachers?
    • A. 

      Knowledge of special education law

    • B. 

      Instruction of students with serious learning problems

    • C. 

      Management of serious behavior problems

    • D. 

      Participating in writing individualized education plans

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The teacher recommends it.

    • B. 

      Careful assessment indicates he or she is unable to make satisfactory progress in the regular school program.

    • C. 

      A parent requests it.

    • D. 

      A teacher has recorded observations of behavior and assessment of academic performance for at least two months.

  • 7. 
    Before making a referral for special education, a general education classroom teacher should do all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Modify or adapt the student's instructional program.

    • B. 

      Communicate concerns to parents.

    • C. 

      Examine student's school record.

    • D. 

      Administer diagnostic tests.

  • 8. 
    The historical roots of special education are found primarily in the
    • A. 

      1700s.

    • B. 

      Early 1800s.

    • C. 

      Late 1800s.

    • D. 

      1900s.

  • 9. 
    The first special educators provided many of the ideas that form the foundation for special education practice today.  They include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Individualized instruction.

    • B. 

      Structured arrangement of the learning environment.

    • C. 

      Placement in the least restrictive environment.

    • D. 

      Emphasis on functional, life skills.

  • 10. 
    Which federal provision requires that children with disabilities be provided with a free, appropriate public education?
    • A. 

      Fourteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    • C. 

      Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    • D. 

      Civil Rights Act

  • 11. 
    Three major trends in the field of special education are
    • A. 

      Integration into society, inclusion in schools, and early intervention

    • B. 

      Prevention, integration, and labeling.

    • C. 

      Labeling, early intervention, and prevention.

    • D. 

      Transition, mainstreaming, and handicapism.

  • 12. 
    All of the following practices promote integration EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Normalization.

    • B. 

      Institutionalization.

    • C. 

      Full inclusion.

    • D. 

      Mainstreaming.

  • 13. 
    The ability to make personal choices and regulate one's own life is known as
    • A. 

      Self-concept.

    • B. 

      Self-awareness.

    • C. 

      Self-control.

    • D. 

      Self-determination.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Students attend the school within their district that has the best facilities, regardless of its proximity to their home.

    • B. 

      All schools offer a continuum of special education placements, ranging from self-contained classes to full-time regular education.

    • C. 

      Placements are made according to developmental readiness rather than chronological age.

    • D. 

      General education, not special education, assumes primary responsibility for students with disabilities.

  • 15. 
    Bill is a student with low vision.  His teacher provides him with a set of large-type notes at the beginning of each lecture.  This is an example of a/an
    • A. 

      Accommodation.

    • B. 

      Adaption.

    • C. 

      Tiered assignment.

    • D. 

      Partial participation.

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following best describes the purpose of multicultural education?
    • A. 

      It teaches children of ethnic minorities about their ancestors.

    • B. 

      It provides bilingual education for non-English speakers.

    • C. 

      It provides equal educational opportunities to all students.

    • D. 

      It involves parents in their child's education.

  • 17. 
    Critics of multicultural education claim it
    • A. 

      Seeks to socialize students to a multicultural norm of acceptance and respect for people with different cultures.

    • B. 

      Undermines the central purpose of school, which is to ensure academic competence.

    • C. 

      Focuses too much on rebuilding the moral foundation of society.

    • D. 

      Is undemocratic.

  • 18. 
    Cultural diversity presents challenges for special educators in which three areas?
    • A. 

      Instruction, assessment, and law

    • B. 

      Law, socialization, and curriculum

    • C. 

      Assessment, instruction, and socialization

    • D. 

      Curriculum, instruction, and socialization

  • 19. 
    Each of the following is a major component or element of culture EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Skin color

    • B. 

      Values and behavior styles

    • C. 

      Nonverbal communication

    • D. 

      Frames of reference

  • 20. 
    Each of the following is a general purpose of multicultural education EXCEPT
    • A. 

      To promote pride in positive aspects of one's own cultural heritage

    • B. 

      To foster positive attitudes toward cultural diversity.

    • C. 

      To satisfy a large, tax-paying constituency.

    • D. 

      To ensure equal educational opportunities for all students.

  • 21. 
    According to the American Psychological Association's classification system, people with 'mild intellectual disabilities' have an IQ range of
    • A. 

      70-90.

    • B. 

      60-80.

    • C. 

      50-70.

    • D. 

      80-100.

  • 22. 
    Causes of intellectual disabilities that occur before the birth of the child are categorized as
    • A. 

      Perinatal.

    • B. 

      Postnatal.

    • C. 

      Prenatal.

    • D. 

      Premature.

  • 23. 
    Fetal alcohol syndrome is classified as resulting from a/an
    • A. 

      Environmental hazard.

    • B. 

      Infection.

    • C. 

      Genetic factor.

    • D. 

      Chromosomal abnormality.

  • 24. 
    How is adaptive behavior typically assessed?
    • A. 

      A psychologist observes the student in the classroom.

    • B. 

      The student is asked to perform a series of tasks.

    • C. 

      A parent, teacher, and/or professional answer questions related to the student's behavior on a rating form.

    • D. 

      The teacher fills out a behavior rating form.

  • 25. 
    In functional academics, academics are taught in the context of
    • A. 

      Daily living skills.

    • B. 

      Vocational settings.

    • C. 

      Community living.

    • D. 

      Simplified curricula.

  • 26. 
    One assumption held by early authorities in the field of learning disabilities is that these children have
    • A. 

      Deficits in critical thinking.

    • B. 

      Psychological processing problems.

    • C. 

      Poor impulse control.

    • D. 

      A history of neglect.

  • 27. 
    Definitions used to make eligibility and classification decisions related to learning disabilities traditionally include which one of the following factors?
    • A. 

      IQ-achievement discrepancy

    • B. 

      Learning problems due to visual, hearing, or motor handicaps, or environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage

    • C. 

      Neurological evidence of brain injury

    • D. 

      Deficits in adaptive behavior

  • 28. 
    According to law, states
    • A. 

      Must require the use of severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and achievement, but may permit the use of RtI.

    • B. 

      Must not require the use of severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and achievement, and must permit the use of RtI.

    • C. 

      Must require the use of severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and achievement, and must require the use of RtI.

    • D. 

      Must not require the use of severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and achievement, and must not require the use of RtI.

  • 29. 
    Research using CAT scans, MRIs, and PET scans suggest that some case of learning disabilities are caused by
    • A. 

      Poor nutrition.

    • B. 

      Brain damage.

    • C. 

      Structural and functional differences in the brain.

    • D. 

      Allergies to food additives.

  • 30. 
    By definition, every student with learning disabilities has
    • A. 

      Academic problems.

    • B. 

      Brain damage.

    • C. 

      Hyperactivity.

    • D. 

      Deficits in all academic areas.

  • 31. 
    Select the ones you like
    • A. 

      Option1

    • B. 

      Option2

    • C. 

      Option3

    • D. 

      Option4