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

SED CE 49543

July 4, 2017
In the assessment process, the supervisor would need to review official records. Which
is not considered an official record?
a. Curriculum guide
b. Achievement tests
c. Instructional approaches
d. Department meeting notes
Contributing factors for poor planning include which of the following:
a. Lack of alternatives for staff from grade levels
b. Lack of choices for special teachers
c. Lack of teacher choice in program
d. Lack of standards in program
The post-conference determines a plan for instructional improvement. Which of the
following should be included?
a. Objective
b. Students' names/groups
c. Activities
d. Funding
Traditional schools are described as
a. static
b. systems unable to grow
c. unable to adapt to changing environment
d. all of these
Shared technical culture possess
a. methods for problem solving.
b. expertise in best practices.
c. common purpose, mission, and goals.
d. All the above
Instructional goals are based upon beliefs on the
a. purpose of education.
b. what should be taught.
c. nature of the learner and the learning process.
d. All of these
In Phase Two: Identifying Specific Evaluation Questions, the steering committee may
be assigned to specific areas for investigation and to make recommendations. Which of
the following may apply?
a. Community demographics
b. Professional learning communities and culture
c. School climate
d. All of this
Lorenz created the butterfly effect, which can be defined as
a. sensitive dependence on initial conditions
b. small and seemingly unrelated event in one part of a system and its effects on
other parts
c. the impossibility of predicting the long-term future of any chaotic system.
d. all of the above
Effective groups understand the task behaviors that need to be used in order to complete
a project. Which of the following contribute to these task behaviors?
a. Are we in agreement on the group's purpose?
b. Have we been flexible in allowing one member to work individually on his unit?
c. How will we monitor progress?
d. All of the above
What are the similarities of teacher evaluation to program evaluation?
a. Purpose
b. Data gathering
c. Data analysis
d. All of the above
When a youth quickly gains insight through complex interactions, this is an example of
a. multiple intelligences.
b. fluid intelligence.
c. crystallized intelligence.
d. All of these
Which of the following is a characteristic for tailored observation system?
a. Quantitative
b. Qualitative
c. Combination of quantitative or qualitative
d. All of above
Which of the following descriptions are accurate for the task roles?
a. Initiator-contributor proposes original ideas or changed ways of regarding goals.
b. Coordinator links the ideas and suggestions.
c. Opinion giver verbalizes his or her values on the group problems.
d. All of above.
Levine (1989) describes the following stage theories of adult and teacher development.
Which of the following would be included?
a. Cognitive Development
b. Conceptual Development
c. Moral Development
d. Ego Development
Active learning, student engagement, and alternative learning opportunities for those
experiencing difficulties can be observed in the following:
a. Conventional schools
b. Congenial Schools
c. Collegial Schools
d. All of the above
Collaborative action research may be used by supervisors with
a. teachers of moderate or mixed levels of development.
b. teachers who engage in joint decision-making.
c. teachers to identify goals, actions, planning, evaluation and revision.
d. all of these.
Which of the following is considered an interdisciplinary approach?
a. Modeling a lesson in a sequential flow meeting standards in each subject area
b. Developing common themes (i.e. transportation) in math, science, etc.
c. Using collaborative learning that incorporates literature, science, math, and
d. All of the above
Which of the following would determine a valid assessment of the perception of the
supervisor's skill(s)?
a. Request that teachers tell him directly what they think of his skills.
b. Gather information from a group of teachers in a team meeting.
c. Give an anonymous survey to teachers and ask them to respond using a
numeric scale to the administrative skills
d. All of above
Praxis is
a. an interactive cycle of practice and theory.
b. used in implementation phase of the action research.
c. the end of point of research.
d. the form of ongoing cycle of action and reflection.
Which of the following formats are examples of writing curriculum?
a. Behavioral-objectives
b. Web Design
c. Results
d. All of the above
DuFour (2005) suggests that Professional Learning Community focuses on student
learning. What are some characteristics of this?
a. Ongoing formative assessment
b. Providing feedback to help teachers adjust their teaching
c. Track student progress
d. All of the these
Which of the following research has defined professional learning communities?
a. Louis, Kruse, and Marks (1996) Shared beliefs, values and norms
b. DuFour, Eaker, and DuFour (2005) " Distributed, supportive leadership
c. Hord and Sommers (2008) Collective learning
d. All of these
Bain (2007) recommends the establishment of communication networks. What are the
elements involved in this network?
a. Flow of feedback to all levels of the schools
b. Collaboratively working on teaching and learning
c. Provide formal and informal professional communication
d. All of these
Robert Kegan's (1994, 2000) levels of consciousness for abstract thinking may be
defined in the following manner:
a. Concrete category for examination of facts and literal level interpretations
b. Durable category to cross-categorical consciousness of ensuring loyalty to the larger
c. Fourth order consciousness that develops an independent and autonomous person
d. Fifth-order consciousness that continued learning to meet the demands of adult life
The theory of situated cognition, which builds knowledge through authentic
experiences engaged by the learner, was developed by
a. Cranton, Mezirow
b. Knowles, Tough
c. Brown, Collins, and Duguid
d. Taylor, Erickson
Formative observation tools are used to discern
a. what is important to the teacher.
b. what is important to the student.
c. what is most worthy of learning.
d. all of these.
An assets-based approach to teaching cultivates multiculturalism. Which of the
following is incorporated in this approach?
a. Build on the strengths that students already possess
b. Understanding that teaching and learning is integrated within the culture
c. Assisting students to realize their own potential for academic success
d. Create a caring, collaborative, positive classroom environment
When an older adult learners uses judgment, knowledge and experience, this is an
example of
a. triarchic theory of intelligence
b. multiple intelligence
c. crystallized intelligence
d. All of these
Effective professional development includes
a. the use job embedded strategies
b. the involvement of teachers in the planning, delivering, and assessment of activities
c. being trained by the professional speakers
d. all of these
Which of the following philosophy purports absolutes in which that reality or truth is
above the common ways of knowing?
a. Pragmatism
b. Behaviorism
c. Essentialism
d. Realism
How can educators move forward beyond the overarching patterns of cultural clashes
between the dominant culture and the minorities? Which of the following should be
done to move forward?
a. Learn about your own culture, clashes, and the negative effects on diverse groups
b. Confront the data that is different from your own beliefs
c. Engage in dialogue regarding your personal commitment to promote diversity
d. All of these
Which of the following would support beginning teachers?
a. Orientation that is held in the middle of the year
b. Training on classroom management
c. Intensive mentoring
d. All of the above
School systems and supervisors should expand their support for teachers' professional
roles and role development. Which are included in this role development?
a. Family
b. Work
c. Self
d. All of the above