Corporal Punishment in Schools: Definition & Consequences


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Corporal punishment can include all of the following, except:

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1. How many U.S. states currently ban corporal punishment?

2. Private schools are exempt from the ban on corporal punishment with the exception of New Jersey and:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Corporal punishment is a controversial subject, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help assess your understanding of its definition and the details surrounding bans on its practice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your understanding of the following aspects of corporal punishment:

  • Year of the first U.S. state ban
  • Negative outcomes of corporal punishment
  • States where private schools are not exempt from a ban
  • Number of U.S. states with current ban

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related corporal punishment lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of corporal punishment and the arguments that it causes negative/positive outcomes in students
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding reasons the practice is banned in some U.S. states
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of corporal punishment

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson titled Corporal Punishment in Schools: Definition & Consequences. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Defines the concept of corporal punishment in schools
  • Discusses the prevalence of corporal punishment in schools
  • Understands the practice of corporal punishment
  • Provides the arguments in favor and against corporal punishment