Book Title
SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership) 9th Edition

EDU 49538

July 4, 2017
Interpretive researchers do which of the following?
a. Observe inquiry lessons and take extensive notes on class activities.
b. Conduct interviews with teachers and students on their experiences.
c. Analyze only one perspective on the learning activity.
d. All of these
How would year-end evaluations be used in action research projects?
a. Teacher surveys
b. Interviews
c. Pre and post comparisons of student performance
d. All of the above
The supervisor states "Could you repeat what you think I"m trying to say?" The teacher
is able to understand the supervisor's insights into the problem. This exchange verifies
the understanding between the teacher and the supervisor and it is called
a. reflecting
b. negotiating
c. clarifying
d. directing
The "pillars of dynamic schools" include
a. accountability and responsibility
b. communication and relationships
c. planning and evaluation
d. all of these
School culture are deeply rooted in the institutional beliefs in the
a. inadequate training of beginning teachers.
b. lack of shared decision-making from all stakeholders.
c. collective development of the school mission.
d. all of the above.
A leader improves knowledge and skills to improve instruction through the use of
a. collaboration
b. vision-making
c. shared leadership
d. collegiality
Gay (2005) discusses the reasons for the gap between scholarship on multicultural
curriculum and practice. Which of the following that would close this gap?
a. Specific research that would provide effective practices in the curriculum
b. Well " articulated guidelines for translating theory into practice
c. Professional development to help educators meet these standards
d. All of these
Instructional improvement and successful teaching has been defined
a. In not one single instructional model
b. Within the context of a particular instructional goals
c. Within the context of a local learning environments and individual students.
d. All of these
The purpose of understanding the Johari Window for supervisor is as follows:
a. Be aware of what we are modeling for our teachers
b. Determine the ways we want our teachers to be perceived
c. Understand our own behaviors and the effect on others
d. All of the above
Leader who understand group development will understand the following concepts:
a. Assess what task roles and behaviors are seen.
b. Assess what task roles are needed.
c. Observe group cohesiveness through person roles.
d. All of the above.
Evolutionary planning means that
a. this is a straightforward path of systems to improve instruction.
b. this is a long journey with inevitable but predictable barriers.
c. there is ongoing feedback on how the innovation is understood and process for
d. there is comprehensive framework for implementations based strongly on research
and standards.
According to the data gathered from the National Center for Education (NAEP)
Statistics, the percentages of students in selected economic, racial and ethnic groups
revealed an achievement gap. Which of the following statistics from this research
support this premise for the years 2005-2007?
a. Students above the poverty level demonstrated basic skills across the various grade
levels and content areas.
b. Higher percentages of Whites than African American and Latinos scored at a basic
level or higher level.
c. High school dropouts have less earning power than graduates.
d. All of these
Collaborative behaviors is based on the assumption that there is
a. equal investment in reviewing an issue.
b. joint motivation to discuss openly differing points of views.
c. equal responsibility in the results.
d. all of these.
In Phase Five: Preparing and Presenting the Evaluation Report represents a
comprehensive finding on the following:
a. Collaborative interpretation of the data
b. Relationships between investigate areas
c. Factual findings that affect instruction
d. All of the above
Conservatism has the aspects that encourage the status quo in schools today. Which of
the following aspects are considered conservatism?
a. Restricted teacher-centered instructional methods
b. Shared technical culture
c. Short range goals
d. Research and experience
The transition events, role development and sociocultural variables of adult
development indicate which of the following aspects:
a. Interactive
b. Complex
c. Sequential
d. Socially contexted
There is a specific criterion for a supervisor to employ nondirective behaviors initially
with the faculty. These conditions are when the teachers or group is
a. working together collaboratively.
b. functioning a high developmental level.
c. responsible for carrying out the decision.
d. committed to solving the problem.
In Phase One " Areas for Examination, the administration may need to which of the
following to assess the overall instructional program?
a. Partnerships with community
b. Chamber of commerce
c. Religious communities
d. All of the above
After several department meetings regarding the new reading intervention class were
held, the supervisor and teachers finalized acceptable plan of action, which would
incorporate instructional strategies and assessment. The supervisor attended to the detail
of time, place and follow-up. Which of the following supervisory behaviors were
needed to effectively move forward in this process?
a. Standardizing
b. Problem Solving
c. Negotiating
d. All of these
Accountability and testing movement have contributed to the expansion of which of the
following area?
a. Knowledge
b. Techniques
c. Assessment
d. All of the above
Dryfoos (1994) defined the full-service school, which integrates school-based and
school-linked community service. Which of the following are examples of this school?
a. Scholarship
b. Orientation for new members
c. Health services
d. All of these
What are the components that would be included in an agenda?
a. Description of reports to be presented
b. Specific and steadfast time periods for each item
c. Unlimited time limits
d. Subject heading
Supervisors use reflective inquiry in his/her use of directive control behaviors. Which
are the key factors that influence the supervisor's decision-making?
a. Are the teacher developmental levels low enough to warrant this approach?
b. How will the long term professional relationship be affected through this approach?
c. How will teacher decisions-making or actions move away from this approach?
d. All of these
Collegial schools establish goals consistent with the responsibility of education in a
democratic society. Which of the following topics is not included?
a. Action research
b. Curriculum development
c. Autocratic leadership
d. Strategic planning
Researchers on school reform and student learning promote that improvement in
education. Which is critical to reform?
a. Legislating higher standards and consequences for non-performing schools
b. Diminishing the ability of internal stakeholders for decision-making
c. Promoting extrinsic rewards for schools
d. Supervising instruction and engagement of internal stakeholders
When a supervisor thinks that he displaying a listening behavior, but the teachers state
that the supervisor failed to listen. Which is the example of the windowpane within the
Johari Window?
a. Private self
b. Public self
c. Blind self
d. Unknown self
How does moral tone affect a positive learning climate?
a. Problem solving
b. Respecting and being treated fairly
c. Care for one another
d. All of these
Fullan (1997) discusses that shared vision must emerge to develop a change process in
organization. Which of the following components would be part of this shared vision?
a. Shared vision is established by the district administration and community partners.
b. Engagement emerges from joint work of leaders and teachers over a period of time.
c. Redefine shared vision to meet the changing conditions.
d. All of these
Committing to a decision requires actions to be explored by the supervisor and teacher.
The supervisor needs to emphasize that the actions are
a. do-able and have resources.
b. feasible implementation.
c. concrete and accountable.
d. all of the above.
The purpose of education is to condition the mind to think in a natural and logical way.
Which philosophy represents this statement?
a. Realism
b. Essentialism
c. Progressivism
d. All of these
Collaborative behaviors are based on
a. equal investment in reviewing an issue.
b. joint motivation to discuss openly differing points of views.
c. shared responsibility in the results.
d. all of these.
Supervisors can use discussion topics to uncover the teachers' developmental process.
These may include which of the following?
a. Identification of classroom improvements
b. Instructional goals
c. Problem solving
d. All of these
In Step Three, the teacher may respond to her use of technology in this way, "I have
difficulty with the use of the Smartboard in my classroom." Which behavior does the
supervisor display in this exchange?
a. Clarifying
b. Problem Solving
c. Directing
d. Listening
Supervisors need to match his/her interpersonal approaches to the individual teachers'
a. development.
b. experience.
c. expertise.
d. professional commitment.