Praxis Special Education (5354): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1.

Ms. Gargulio gets to know each of her students and familiarizes herself with the types of disabilities in her class. She researches ways to help her students with special needs to participate in class and learn. She uses universal design to make her classroom and her curriculum accessible for all of her students. She uses all of the accommodations and modifications detailed in her students' IEPs.

What else could Ms. Gargulio do to set her students up for success?

Question 2 2. Special Education teachers have the following responsibilities:

Question 3 3.

Why was the Education for All Handicapped Children Act necessary?


I. Current legislation did not require schools to provide services and accommodations that would help students with disabilities succeed.

II. Children with disabilities were not receiving services to help them access the education their non-disabled peers received.

III. Schools needed funding for special education equipment and resources to help students with disabilities succeed.

IV. Children with disabilities were separated from their non-disabled peers in a restrictive environment.

Question 4 4. What are the benefits of using Culturally Responsive Teaching in the classroom?

Question 5 5.

Which learning activities lend themselves to promoting positive self-esteem in girls?


I. Group work requiring cooperation between members

II. Cooperative free play where students are allowed to pursue their interests with others who share those interests

III. Reading and answering questions about science

IV. Exploring science and mathematics independently

Question 6 6.

Which of the following aspects of a classroom environment make it a safe and supportive learning environment?


I. The physical environment is neatly arranged and organized so that materials are easy to access and nothing is cluttered, while also designating areas of the room for different purposes.

II. Developing a warm and welcoming sense of community within the classroom by getting to know the kids, letting them get to know you, and not overwhelming them with difficult work.

III. The teacher uses mini-lessons to teach content and then gives the class time to practice using the concept. They use stations and independent work for the practice activities.

Question 7 7. Which of the following teachers is only using strong classroom management techniques?

Question 8 8. Explain what makes an assessment valid.

Question 9 9.

What is the importance of informal assessments in education?


I. It gives teachers an idea of what the student understands or has a misconception about.

II. It gives a written record of student work, which can be used in their portfolio.

III. It gives students immediate feedback from the teacher to help them grow.

IV. It gives the student more opportunity to show what they have learned at the end of the unit.

Question 10 10. When teaching, you can differentiate the content, the process, the product, or the learning environment itself. Which of the following is an example of product differentiation?

Question 11 11. What are the benefits of hands-on instruction?

Question 12 12. Ms. Francisco wants to assign a group project to her class. However, she wants it to be a collaborative activity rather than just a cooperative activity. How can she make her project a collaborative task?

Question 13 13. Instruction which is characterized by experimentation by the student is known as what?

Question 14 14.

Which of the following are examples of learning activities that support Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development?


I. After listening to adults speak for several months, a child begins using words that they learned from adults to communicate.

II. A child plays alone with a favorite toy and learns that its round shape won't fit through a square hole via trial and error.

III. A child learns social cues and about cause and effect while playing with older children and adults.

IV. A child observes that when he pushes a toy, it falls off the table.

Question 15 15. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development are characterized by conflicts between learned impulses and behaviors. Which conflict defines the Adolescence stage?

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