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Exceptional Student Education K to 12

Test Format and Sample Questions

The Exceptional Student Education K to 12 subject area test consists of approximately 120 multiple-choice questions. You will have two and one-half hours to complete the test.

Each of the questions will contain four response options. You will choose the best response out of the available options, and indicate A, B, C, or D.

The table below presents types of questions on the exam and directs you to examples of these formats among the sample items that follow.

Table of Question Formats

Type of Question Sample Question
Sentence Completion
Select the response option that best completes the sentence.
Question 1
Scenario
Examine a situation, problem, or case study. Then answer a question, make a diagnosis, or recommend a course of action by selecting the best response option.
Question 7
Direct question
Choose the response option that best answers the question.
Question 9

Sample Questions

The following questions represent both the form and content of questions on the examination. These questions will acquaint you with the general format of the examination; however, these sample questions do not cover all of the competencies and skills that are tested and will only approximate the degree of examination difficulty.


Question 1

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Developmentally appropriate characteristics of an 8-year-old include the ability to

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Correct Response: A.

Question 2

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Assistive technology must be provided by the school district when it is

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Correct Response: B.

Question 3

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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A student with an emotional or behavioral disability is enrolled in a general education classroom with consultative services. Behavioral difficulties are escalating and interfering with the student's learning, as well as the learning of others. Another placement is being considered to better meet the student's needs. Choose the next least restrictive placement.

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Correct Response: A.

Question 4

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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A school psychologist has reviewed a student's evaluation data with the student's parents and the rest of the staffing committee. The committee has recommended that the student, age 13, is eligible for the program for students with emotional or behavioral disabilities. After the committee writes the goals for the student, what is the next step?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 5

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Factors to consider while preparing the annual goals section of a student's IEP include the

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Correct Response: A.

Question 6

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Consultative services provided by an ESE teacher include

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Correct Response: D.

Question 7

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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While attending a parent conference, a new ESE teacher explains that a basic classroom expectation is for students in the class to function academically at approximately half the rate of average children. A more experienced ESE teacher, serving as the meeting chairperson, waits until after the meeting to comment to the new teacher. What comment should the more experienced teacher make?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 8

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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The findings in Diana v. State Board of Education (California) were significant in that they

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Correct Response: C.

Question 9

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Free and appropriate public education for individuals with disabilities was, in part, the result of which court case?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 10

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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A student has received Tier 2 intervention for some time but shows no change in academic progress. Which of the following is the next step?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 11

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Which of the following behaviors is developmentally characteristic for a fifth-grade student without disabilities?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 12

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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A student tells her special education teacher that she is thinking of committing suicide. The teacher should

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Correct Response: C.

Question 13

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Each student with disabilities currently placed in ESE programs must have an IEP review every

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Correct Response: C.

Question 14

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Sean is a 7-year-old with severe spastic cerebral palsy and a mild intellectual disability. He also has a gastrostomy tube for feedings. He receives most of his instruction in a general education classroom and has difficulty with concept formation, learning daily skills, and accessing materials. Which professionals would most appropriately support Sean in his general education class?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 15

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Parents of a student in the ESE program have started making frequent, unannounced visits to the classroom, often interrupting the daily routine. An appropriate action for the ESE teacher to take would be to

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Correct Response: B.

Question 16

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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While addressing the needs of a student who uses a wheelchair for mobility requires toileting support, which of the following would be an appropriate resource?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 17

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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The Center for Autism and Related Disorders is most likely to assist with which of the following?

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Correct Response: C.

Question 18

Competency 1—Knowledge of foundations of exceptional student education

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Which of the following is the most likely factor that is associated with the disproportionate representation of diverse students in ESE?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 19

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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Which of the following yields a work sample analysis?

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Correct Response: C.

Question 20

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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In terms of diagnostic testing for initial placement in ESE, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act requires that

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Correct Response: B.

Question 21

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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A fifth-grade student in ESE with an emotional or behavioral disability scored at the tenth percentile in reading recognition on an individually administered diagnostic reading test. What can be concluded from this information?

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Correct Response: C.

Question 22

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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An ESE teacher taught a fifth-grade ESE class a social skills unit on acceptable classroom behavior. Which of the following is the most appropriate way to document skill maintenance in the students' general education classrooms?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 23

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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A teacher has been informed that a student with cerebral palsy will be attending the class. The teacher conducts an assessment of the classroom to make sure that the student has access to all areas. Which of the following types of assessments has the teacher conducted?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 24

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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A fifth-grade student has a specific learning disability in written expression. One of the student's IEP goals is to increase the accuracy of spelling grade-level words by 80 percent. The ESE teacher would like to monitor the effectiveness of the individualized instructional strategies used to address this goal. Which of the following assessment methods would be most effective for this purpose?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 25

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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A teacher administers a DIBELS assessment to an entire class of third-grade students. This is an example of

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Correct Response: C.

Question 26

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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An English language learner has been referred for testing to determine whether reading problems experienced in class are the result of a learning disability. To make such a determination, the student's evaluation must include

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Correct Response: D.

Question 27

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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Lyn disrupts her reading class by making noises, teasing her classmates, and dropping her pencils. This behavior can effectively be documented by using the

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Correct Response: D.

Question 28

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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A student with medical complexity may be exempt from participating in the statewide standardized assessment. The maximum exemption that a student can receive is a

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Correct Response: D.

Question 29

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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Which of the following would be considered a curriculum-based assessment?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 30

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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An ESE teacher wants to measure both the procedure and the product associated with students' learning of a given objective. Which of the following is the most effective technique to use?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 31

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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A teacher collects quizzes, compositions, homework assignments, and daily journal entries to determine students' strengths and weaknesses in language arts. This is known as

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Correct Response: D.

Question 32

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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Which of the following would be the most effective data collection method when collecting data on the percentage of time a student is exhibiting on-task behavior?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 33

Competency 2—Knowledge of assessment and evaluation

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A review of a student's record reveals the following scores from a norm-referenced test over the past 3 years.

Grade 7
blank Reading Language Mathematics Science
Scale 671 635 752 689
Percentile 54 23 93 72
Stanine 5 4 9 6
Grade 8
blank Reading Language Mathematics Science
Scale 697 654 752 702
Percentile 70 33 93 74
Stanine 6 4 9 6
Grade 9
blank Reading Language Mathematics Science
Scale 716 656 781 694
Percentile 83 39 99 70
Stanine 7 4 9 6

Based on the assessment results, which content area should the teacher focus instruction on first?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 34

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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In reviewing the cumulative records for a new student in the middle school ESE program, an ESE teacher notices that the student functions at a 5.5 level in mathematics and a 5.0 level in reading. The other students in the teacher's class function at a lower level. What should be the teacher's first step in meeting the student's current needs?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 35

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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Having a classmate of similar background and gender assist a student with learning disabilities in solving both social and academic problems is an example of

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Correct Response: A.

Question 36

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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A student has difficulty identifying consonant and vowel sounds. The student would most likely benefit from training in

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Correct Response: D.

Question 37

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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Select the rationale for electing to use a task analysis approach to teach a particular skill.

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Correct Response: D.

Question 38

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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After carefully reviewing a student's reading test, the student's teacher found that the student guesses at words. Which of the following is the most appropriate remedial intervention?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 39

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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A 5-year-old student in ESE who is hypertonic with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has limited grasping skills. The student is having difficulty eating with a standard spoon. An appropriate adaptation for the student is a

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Correct Response: A.

Question 40

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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A first-year teacher would like to use a refereed professional journal to gain knowledge regarding best practices in ESE. Which of the following characteristics would assist in identifying the refereed professional journal?

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Correct Response: C.

Question 41

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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While teaching a reading lesson to students with disabilities, a teacher models appropriate responses and uses hand signals, and the students respond verbally when cued. This technique is an example of

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Correct Response: D.

Question 42

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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Ronald, a 13-year-old student, is placed in Mr. Wright's sixth-grade classroom for science and social studies. Ronald's IQ score is reported to be 68, and he is currently reading at the third-grade level. Because Mr. Wright uses the unit method of instruction, his major concern should be providing

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Correct Response: A.

Question 43

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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In school, a student counts money with no difficulty. The student can tell the teacher that a quarter equals 25 cents and that 4 quarters equal 1 dollar. In line at a fast-food restaurant, however, the student has difficulty identifying a quarter, especially when the restaurant is crowded and noisy. The teacher should

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Correct Response: C.

Question 44

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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What type of instruction is taking place when a teacher provides approaches that consist of data-based instruction, in which specific target learning tasks are identified, analysis of the behavior and learning is conducted, and progress to achieving targets is charted?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 45

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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A middle school student with a learning disability communicates well orally but is unable to write a simple sentence. Which of the following method of intervention would be most appropriate for the student's teacher to use?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 46

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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While planning a lesson, in order to ensure an appropriate match between instructional supports and student needs, a teacher considers which students need modifications or additional in-depth problem solving. Using the multi-tiered system of supports approach, which level of intervention is the teacher preparing for?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 47

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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Nobu has recently moved from his native home in Hawaii to Jackson, Wyoming, where he is enrolled in an ESE class. References to mufflers, galoshes, and toboggans require that the teacher provide additional explanation for Nobu. The teacher's actions are an example of

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Correct Response: D.

Question 48

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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Which of the following is NOT an appropriate accommodation for a student in ESE with expressive language problems?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 49

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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Mr. McQuesten teaches a middle school class for students with varying exceptionalities that includes primarily students who have an emotional or behavioral disability. Select the best activity for him to use during affective instruction.

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Correct Response: D.

Question 50

Competency 3—Knowledge of instructional practices in exceptional student education

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Which of the following strategies reflects a student-directed approach for assignment completion?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 51

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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Students in a teacher's class are loud and disruptive when walking from the classroom to the lunchroom. The teacher tells the students that if they walk in a straight, quiet line for 5 consecutive days, they will have an ice cream party. All of the students agree to the deal. Which of the following behavior management techniques is the teacher using?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 52

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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In recording the occurrence of target behaviors for use with a behavior intervention program, it is essential that each behavior be exactly defined in observable terms. This will enable the recorder to

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Correct Response: B.

Question 53

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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A 7-year-old second grader has difficulty remaining on task for more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time. The student's teacher decides to reward the student every 10 minutes when the student remains on task. This is an example of

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Correct Response: B.

Question 54

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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A student is having difficulty getting along with peers in the ESE class. The student frequently calls out in class and often uses foul language. The student's teacher develops a plan with the student that allows rewards when the student's behavior is controlled and specific consequences when it is not. The teacher and the student meet to develop an agreement.

This strategy is an example of

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Correct Response: D.

Question 55

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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A middle school student who has an emotional or behavioral disability is assigned a seat in art class near the whiteboard. As the student walks by the board, they often grab a dry erase marker and write on the board. Which of the following would be the best intervention plan?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 56

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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Student A is raising their hand and Student B is talking out. Using peer modeling, the teacher reinforces Student A's hand raising and ignores Student B's talking. Student B then raises a hand and the teacher continues with the lesson. The teacher forgot which step of peer modeling?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 57

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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Reinforced behaviors are likely to recur, while behaviors which go unrewarded or corrected are likely to decrease. These are principles of

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Correct Response: A.

Question 58

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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An ESE student with an emotional or behavioral disability has been suspended for 8 days during the school year. The student has had a functional behavior assessment has been following a behavior intervention plan focusing on aggressive verbal outbursts. The student has punched another student in the face. What would be the next step for school administration to take?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 59

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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The behavioral checklist generated by the general education classroom teacher who brought a student to the child study team last year can be used by the ESE teacher to customize teaching strategies for the student. The checklist indicated that the student was off task more than they were on task.

Which of the following might be a possible course of action?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 60

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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A teacher determines from observational data that student off-task behavior increases after lunch. Which course of action is most consistent with the model of positive behavior support?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 61

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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A high school student, who is able to navigate the halls independently, is frequently tardy to class right after lunch. Which of the following is the best method to influence the student's behavior?

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Correct Response: C.

Question 62

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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A student speaks with a harsh tone when called upon in class. The teacher implements a token reinforcement system to target the behavior of concern. First, the teacher specifies the desired behavior that will earn a token reinforcer. Then the teacher and the student agree on back-up reinforcers.

Which of the following should the teacher do next?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 63

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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A middle school teacher is taking data on a student who exhibits repetitive behavior in class. What type of data should be collected on the student?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 64

Competency 4—Knowledge of the positive behavioral support process

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While conducting an antecedent-behavior-consequence chart, a teacher recorded the following observations.

Antecedent: 10:35 Student A is singing loudly in class.
Behavior: Student B walks up to Student A and punches Student A.

Which of the following would be the most appropriate consequence to record?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 65

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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The sequence of behaviors related to language development in children has several stages. Which of the following stages follows the babbling stage in language development?

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Correct Response: B.

Question 66

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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A student, with or without disabilities, has reached the highest level of language development when the student uses different rules of language in different contexts. This level is called

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Correct Response: C.

Question 67

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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A student who is nonverbal and has an orthopedic impairment is ready for augmentative communication evaluation when the student has

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Correct Response: C.

Question 68

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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An 11-year-old student attends an inclusive 5th-grade classroom. The student's expressive language skills and reading skills are significantly lower than those of classmates. The student refuses to read from appropriate grade-level books and materials because "They are too hard" or "This stuff doesn't interest me—it's boring." What linguistically sound strategy should the student's teacher use?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 69

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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Poor listening skills have frequently been identified as a receptive language deficit for ESE students. Which of the following pairs of strategies would be most appropriate for a teacher to employ when communicating instructions?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 70

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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When discussing the outcomes of augmentative and alternative communication systems, several questions must be considered to answer the question, "Does it work?" Which of the following questions is considered the most important?

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Correct Response: C.

Question 71

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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The most appropriate initial step for building vocabulary is

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Correct Response: D.

Question 72

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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What is the term used to describe the smoothness with which speech units flow together?

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Correct Response: C.

Question 73

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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Jack, a fourth-grade student with learning disabilities, has difficulty creating complex sentences. The ESE teacher plays word association games with Jack and gives him oral practice in constructing sentences using verbs, prepositions, and adjectives. Jack is experiencing difficulty with

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Correct Response: C.

Question 74

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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Creating an atmosphere of ease and relaxation, allowing students to complete their own sentences, maintaining eye contact, and providing opportunities for choral reading are interventions primarily used to improve

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Correct Response: C.

Question 75

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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Audrey, a student who cannot use her hands, is able to complete her assignments on a computer by

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Correct Response: B.

Question 76

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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A student is struggling to read the required content in the grade-level science text. What stage of reading is this student unable to complete?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 77

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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A student's spelling errors include ligible for legible, fotographic for photographic, and compareson for comparison. Which of the following instructional approaches would be most appropriate?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 78

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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Which of the following is most likely to improve reading fluency for a student who reads accurately but slowly?

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Correct Response: A.

Question 79

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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A student with a learning disability struggles with recalling facts and retaining information. To most appropriately meet the student's needs, the student should be provided with

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Correct Response: A.

Question 80

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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With teacher guidance, a small group of students take turns writing known letters and familiar words while composing a message on a piece of chart paper. This activity best illustrates which of the following instructional approaches?

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Correct Response: C.

Question 81

Competency 5—Knowledge of multiple literacies and communication skills

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A teacher creates a study guide for a student with a learning disability who needs support for reading comprehension. By making the study guide available to other students, the teacher is providing

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Correct Response: B.

Question 82

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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Students receive instruction in filling out employment applications and comparing prices for items they might purchase. This is an example of a

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Question 83

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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A twelfth-grade student has been involved for 2 years in ESE community-based instruction and work-experience training at a local dry cleaners. Upon completion of the school year the student will continue to work at the dry cleaners with additional training as needed. This model is called

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Correct Response: C.

Question 84

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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During an IEP meeting, the committee recommends that a 16-year-old student increases their vocational skills. The IEP team decides that the student needs to enhance their communication, punctuality, and self-advocacy skills. What type of career education would best meet the student's needs?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 85

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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As part of a job placement program, a high school student with an emotional disability will soon begin working after school at a local restaurant. Which of the following actions by the ESE teacher would be most effective in promoting the student's success in the job?

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Question 86

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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A 17-year-old ESE student in tenth grade is in their IEP meeting. The student's grades and behavior are good. The student wants to know what area of personal development needs to be a priority before graduating from high school.

Which of the following would be the most important self-determination skill for the student to focus on for the next 2 years?

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Correct Response: D.

Question 87

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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A teacher is working with students to help them identify their interests, strengths, preferences, needs, and possible resources. Which of the following skills are being taught?

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Question 88

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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A goal for a student on a transition IEP states that the student will walk to an off-campus site while following safety and traffic guidelines. Under which transition service domain would this goal most appropriately fit?

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Question 89

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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A high school senior with an orthopedic impairment will be transitioning to adult life, and the student's ESE teacher is concerned about the student's motor abilities in regard to a specific task of daily living. Which of the following professionals would be most appropriate to consult?

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Question 90

Competency 6—Knowledge of the transition process

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Which of the following resources for students with disabilities provides employment guidance, training, and placement services to assist with a successful transition to community living?

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Correct Response: D.