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ELAR Instruction in Texas Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. TEA promotes a program, called SSI, to encourage student success in math and reading. What does SSI stand for ?

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Question 2 2. What two categories are the TEKS grouped into?

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Question 3 3. In what grades and subjects are high-stakes tests administered?

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Question 4 4. What year was the STAAR test introduced?

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Question 5 5. What is the overall theme of the STAAR test?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a good example of an instructional objective for TEKS?

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Question 7 7. What is prerequisite knowledge?

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Question 8 8. What is one important criterion for an instructional goal?

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Question 9 9. What can you do if you want to make sure your goals and objectives are aligned with TEKS?

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Question 10 10. Which of the following might be prerequisite knowledge for learning to comprehend a fable?

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Question 11 11. A writing conference with a student after he or she has completed an outline for a paper would be an example of a/an _____ assessment.

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Question 12 12. The oral and written language conventions standards are somewhat different than the writing standards because they _____.

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Question 13 13. The TEKS standards for writing focuses on students' ability to _____.

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Question 14 14. The final draft of a paper would be an example of a/an _____ assessment.

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Question 15 15. By employing a variety of intervention strategies, teachers can _____.

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Question 16 16. All of the following are examples of media EXCEPT for which?

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Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of negative advertising?

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Question 18 18. At which of the following grade levels do students apply what they have learned about the appropriate formality for different types of media to their own projects?

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Question 19 19. Which of the following standards is not introduced until middle school, according to the TEKS?

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Question 20 20. In the early grades, the TEKS specify that students will receive adult assistance to accomplish objectives. At which grade level is this scaffold removed?

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Question 21 21. Mauricio is a student from Guatemala. When it comes to speaking, he can participate in conversations although, at times, he needs to pause to find a word/expression that conveys what he wants to say. Mauricio has an accent but he is not difficult to understand. He uses appropriate tenses although he makes a few mistakes here and there. Mauricio's level in speaking, according to the 'Texas English Language Proficiency Standards' (ELPS), is:

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Question 22 22. As per the 'Texas English Language Proficiency Standards' (ELPS), an English advanced student can generate writing that contains all of the following, except:

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Question 23 23. Ahmed is a student from Lebanon. His knowledge of the English language is limited. This limited knowledge probably means that his reading level is:

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Question 24 24. Jean-Claude is a United States student from France. When his teacher and peers talk, he does not understand most of what they say. At times, he can't get specific words or phrases. Gestures and visual aids don't provide a lot of assistance for him. According to the 'Texas English Language Proficiency Standards' (ELPS), Jean-Claude is a beginning student in this skill:

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Question 25 25. Carol, a teacher in Texas, has a beginning English language learner in her class this year. All of these expectations are appropriate in regards to the student except:

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Question 26 26. What are the Figure 19 standards?

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Question 27 27. Which standards are the specific grade-level student expectations?

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Question 28 28. Mr. Ortiz received some data in which he found that five of his students performed below expectation in last year's state assessment in reading, oral, and written conventions. What part of the TEKS is this referring to?

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Question 29 29. Ms. Smith noticed that her student has consistently performed below expectation from elementary through middle school in Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Literary Nonfiction. What part of the TEKS does this refer to?

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Question 30 30. Ms. Abu has identified students who need help with attaining mastery in reading TEKS at their grade level. What can she do?

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ELAR Instruction in Texas Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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