TExES Ec-12 Special Education Sample Exam

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Special Education may seem simple to study but truth be told, it can actually be very hard. Are you a student of the study or just interested in it? If so, take this quiz it’s for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following behaviors demonstrated by a two-year-old child would be the clearest indicator that the motor development of that child may be impaired?
    • A. 

      Difficulty coordinating hands and eyes

    • B. 

      Inability to climb stairs with alternating feet

    • C. 

      Falling frequently while running

    • D. 

      Making involuntary hand movements

  • 2. 
    A fifth grader has diabetes and manages her illness through insulin injections. Which of the following symptoms should indicate to a teacher that this student may be experiencing insulin shock?
    • A. 

      Trembling and irritability

    • B. 

      A high fever

    • C. 

      Muscle and joint pain

    • D. 

      An increased level of thirst

  • 3. 
    Ms. Smith stops the class after just a few minutes of mathematics instruction, which is taking place at the board. She asks two questions requiring simple student responses on 3 x 5 cards and after quickly reviewing the cards, returns to instructing at the board. Which type of assessment is being used by this teacher?
    • A. 

      Summative

    • B. 

      Formal

    • C. 

      Formative

    • D. 

      Alternate

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements best describes how the objectives in a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) should relate to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)?
    • A. 

      The IEP objectives should be identical to the TEKS with modifications in grade level only

    • B. 

      The IEP objectives should be developed independently and then correlated to the TEKS

    • C. 

      The IEP objectives for any given student should reflect the TEKS as closely as possible

    • D. 

      The IEP objectives should be developed to meet student needs with no reference to the TEKS

  • 5. 
    Which of the following strategies would be most effective for providing job training to a student with mental retardation for work as a food server in a fast-food restaurant?
    • A. 

      Pair the student with an employee who can work beside him or her and model the required tasks

    • B. 

      Make a list of job tasks for the student to refer to as necessary throughout his or her shift

    • C. 

      Explain the steps of the job to the student carefully and check on him or her at regular intervals

    • D. 

      Simulate the work environment and practice the job sequence in the classroom

  • 6. 
    Early in the school year, the students in a fifth-grade class have been demonstrating exclusionary behavior. There are two dominant cliques and there are several children, including two with disabilities, who are generally treated as outcasts. When considering how to respond, the classroom teacher should be aware that
    • A. 

      In such situations, it is generally best to let the students work the issues out among themselves rather than to intervene in their social relationships.

    • B. 

      The most effective response would be to ask the parents of the students in the cliques to apply disciplinary measures if their children continue the exclusionary behavior.

    • C. 

      His or her response should be aimed primarily at bolstering the resilience and self-assertiveness of the children with the lowest social status.

    • D. 

      It is imperative to institute a program specifically designed to build a learning community in which all students feel safe and accepted.

  • 7. 
    An adult is preparing to manually lift a small preschooler with multiple disabilities. Which of the following practices would best ensure the adult's safety during the lift?
    • A. 

      Prompt the child to support himself or herself during the lift to the greatest extent possible

    • B. 

      Maintain a straight back and lift with the legs

    • C. 

      Perform the lift as quickly as possible in a way consistent with the child's safety and comfort

    • D. 

      Initiate the lift by bending from the waist