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DSST Foundations of Education: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Take our comprehensive test prep course to study for the DSST Foundations of Education exam. All of the topics you'd expect to see on the exam are covered in our short video lessons, and you can contact one of our professional instructors with additional questions.
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9 chapters in DSST Foundations of Education: Study Guide & Test Prep

Ch 1. History of Education in the United States {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[21054].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Education in Colonial America Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21055].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21055].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Law of 1642, the Old Deluder Satan Act, & U.S. Public Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21155].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21155].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Normal Schools in America: Role in Teacher Preparation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21056].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21056].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Religious Foundations of Schools in Colonial Times Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21057].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21057].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The 14th Amendment's Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21058].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21058].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Freedmen's Bureau's Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21059].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21059].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Education During the Progressive Era: Reform & Growth of Urban Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21060].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21060].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Impact of Jim Crow Laws on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21061].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21061].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The History and Impact of School Desegregation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21062].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21062].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Space Race's Impact on Math & Science Education in the U.S. Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21063].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21063].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21064].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21064].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Accountability & Standardized Testing in Education in the 21st Century Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21065].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21065].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Horace Mann & Education Reform: Contributions & Philosophy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11368].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11368].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Jane Addams' Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19898].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19898].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Mary McLeod Bethune: Facts & Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19899].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19899].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - John Dewey on Education: Impact & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19900].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19900].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - W.E.B. DuBois: Facts & Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19901].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19901].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Margaret Haley's Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19902].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19902].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Thomas Jefferson's Views on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19903].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19903].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Horace Mann's Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19904].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19904].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Maria Montessori: Theory & Contributions to Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19905].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19905].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Theory & Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19906].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19906].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Booker T. Washington's Views on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19907].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19907].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Noah Webster's Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19908].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19908].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Alfred Binet: Theories & Impact on Intelligence Testing in Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21312].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21312].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1897].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1897].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Jerome Bruner's Theory of Development: Discovery Learning & Representation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15948].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15948].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15950].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15950].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Howard Gardner: Theory & Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - B.F. Skinner: Theories & Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21314].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21314].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1832].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1832].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21172].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21172].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Critical Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21173].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21173].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Humanism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21174].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21174].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21175].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21175].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21176].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21176].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Pragmatism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21177].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21177].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Perennialism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21178].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21178].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Progressivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21179].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21179].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Realism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21180].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21180].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Connectionism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21291].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21291].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - A Nation At Risk: Summary & Effects on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21284].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21284].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16116].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16116].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21285].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21285].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Goals 2000: Summary & End Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21286].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21286].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2645].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2645].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Morrill Land-Grant Acts: Impact on the Growth of Colleges & Universities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21287].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21287].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21288].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21288].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District: Impact on Free Speech in Schools Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21289].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21289].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Title IX & Gender Equity: Definition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21290].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21290].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21182].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21182].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21183].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21183].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How Students Qualify for Special Education Services Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21184].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21184].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21185].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21185].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21186].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21186].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Improving Gender Equality in Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21187].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21187].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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