Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why did school districts expand from one-room schools to separate buildings at the start of the 20th century?

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1. What is one reason some school districts are concerned that the middle and junior high school model could be detrimental to student achievement?

2. How did the focus of high schools shift from the Progressive Era to the high school education of today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

American public schools are much different from what they used to be. In this quiz, you'll be tested on how much you know about modern public schools in the U.S., as well as the characteristics of older American public schools.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to test your understanding of modern American public schools by seeing how well you can:

  • Recognize a type of school when given the grades that the school teaches
  • Recognize what school focuses on developmental issues
  • Recall why 19th-century students went to high school

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most relevant information on modern U.S. public schools
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about the history of U.S. education
  • Knowledge application - use this learned information to successfully answer questions about how schools are divided by grade levels

Additional Learning

Want to learn more? Read the lesson titled Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School, which covers the following objectives:

  • Explain K-12 schools
  • Identify the educational shifts of the Progressive Era
  • Summarize the characteristics of junior high/middle school
  • Know the focus of high school and how it has evolved