|1. Read the following example, then decide which type of assessment it refers to:
During an English unit, the teacher administers a weekly quiz that addresses all of the material covered for the week. The quizzes are supposed to motivate students to study for the summative unit as well as provide students with a sample of the types of questions they may encounter on the unit test. a. Formative assessment b. Summative assessment c. Informal assessment.
2. Read the following research question and choose the research design it belongs to: How well do homeschoolers who attend college do compared to the ones who attended to traditionals schools? a. Quantitative research design b. Qualitative research design c. Mixed research design.
3. Analyze the following case: In Mr. Pollitt’s class, the students have some confusion understanding the word order of some grammatical structures. In order to help them, Mr. Pollitt has taken some sentences from collaborative retell and cut apart each word; then he has his students put sentence back together like a puzzle. After that, he asks to create new and more complex sentences as the students progress. What strategy for the development of language is Mr. Pollitt using? a. Syntax surgery b. Collecting and processing words c. Sorting activities.
4. Decide which of the following statements correctly works as the hook of an introductory paragraph. a. This essay will argue that it is possible for today's developing countries to industrialize without serious environmental compromises, but only if developed countries are willing to provide financial and political assistance. b. The need to limit human impact on the environment and to avert catastrophic environmental change is unquestionably the most significant long-term challenge facing policymakers today. c. Data suggests that the industrialized nations are in fact making considerable progress in reducing their levels of pollution and other environmental damage; however, developing countries such as China and India are industrializing rapidly, and it is widely believed that this industrialization is likely to have significantly negative environmental effects.
5. Choose the option that best completes the following statement: The _____is the subject matter of the study, the _____sets for the intent of the study, and the ____will be answered by the researcher based on data collected in the study. a. Research problem/ topic / research questions b. Investigation/ topic / instruments c. topic/ purpose statement/ research questions.
6. Read the following statement and choose the information that correctly completes it:
one of them is the mode, which is. There are some measures of central tendency; one of them is the mode, which is ______________. a. the middle score among all scores b. the total of the scores divided by the number of scores c. the score that appears most frequently in a list of scores.
7. Choose the option that best completes the following statement: A good ______facilitates the reading, understanding, and composing of a research study. It can be determined by examining the headings and by looking for the process steps of research. a. Research b. Structure of the study c. purpose statement.
8. Choose the answer that best completes the following sentence: A reliable test ________. a. demonstrates the degree of correspondence of the characteristics of a given language test task to the features of a target language task. b. measures what it proposes to measure. It relies as much as possible on performance. c. is consistent and dependable. If the same test is given to the same student or matched students in two different occasions the test should yield similar results.
9. Giving clear instructions is vital for students. Which of the following is the best way to make sure teacher’s instructions were. a. Asking students to provide with some examples. b. Waiting for students’ questions after giving the instruction. c. Receiving tasks the way they were understood.
10. Select the activity that helps students work on intensive reading. a. Using the information that you have read about cause-and-effect essays, write a well-written essay focused on the positive or negative effects of social media. b. Work in groups of three students and share information about one of the books you read the last week. Then prepare an oral book report for your classmates. c. Read the student’s introduction to an essay. Then answer the following questions: • Does the writer spark the reader’s interest at the very beginning? • Does the writer go from broad general statements to specific statements?
11. Reorganize the given outline (from 1 to 6) so it meets the right organization of a ‘process’ paragraph. 1. When the popping has finished, take the pot out of the stove, spread salt to taste and enjoy it. 2. As soon as it starts popping, keep moving the pot without uncovering it 3. As it was seen, making popcorn is a matter of four easy steps. 4. This process starts by heating oil in a pot. 5. The process to make popcorn is made up of four simple steps. 6. Then, spread the kernels in the pot and cover it. a. 4 - 6 - 2 -1 - 3 - 5 b. 4 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 3 – 1 c. 5 - 4 - 6 - 2 -1 – 3.
12. Its purpose is more notetaking than record-keeping. According to the statement we can point out to: a. An observation b. An interview c. A questionnaire.
13. This seating arrangement favors students’ interaction, students engage in the roles of speaker and listener. It provides reassurance for expressing ideas. a. Orderly rows b. Circle c. Horseshoe.
14. If a test is easy to construct, administer, score, and interpret, we speak about its ________. a. reliability b. Practicality c. validity.
15. ___________________is a powerful application of context-embedded academic language that serves to support English learners in successful classrooms participation. a. Modeled talk b. Vocabulary role-play c. Total physical response.
16. From the following examples, which one does not refer to induction? a. I have a bag of many coins, and I’ve pulled 10 at random and they’ve all been pennies, therefore this is probably a bag full of pennies b. Since all squares are rectangles, and all rectangles have four sides, so all squares have four sides. c. Every time you eat peanuts, your throat swells up and you can’t breathe. This is a symptom of people who are allergic to peanuts. So, you are allergic to peanuts.
17. Why are aisles between the rows important for the teacher? a. To have a clear view of all the students. b. To teach grammar lessons properly. c. To monitor students’ progress.
18. This strategy gives teachers the opportunity to observe students as they read from texts at their instructional reading levels. a. Read, Pair, Share b. Guided reading c. Read-Aloud plus.
19. A device used to evaluate open-ended oral and written responses of learners is called: a. Scoring b. Grading c. Rubrics.
20. One of the principles of language teaching, in curriculum design, refers to language system. This principle is applied when the teacher _______________________________. a. designs activities where the learners work cooperatively to learn the content of the language. b. focuses attention on predominantly regular features of the language in order for learners to be able to use the language creatively. c. checks the sequence of items to see that strongly related items are not presented together to avoid learners’ confusion.
21. Choose the option that contains one of the steps to implement Learning Centers in the classroom? a. Flashing light signals b. Vocabulary instructions c. Identifying skills to be practiced.
22. Analyze the following case: To prepare her second graders for a field trip to the zoo, Ms. Allen brings in photographs of zoo animals. She introduces the animals to the students using the photographs and creates a chart by displaying the photographs and listing key information about each animal, such as the names used for the baby animals, and the animal’s natural habitat. A map of the zoo is displayed in the classroom and Ms. Allen teaches a lesson on asking questions and gathering information during the zoo trip. The class brainstorms questions they will ask the zoo guides about the animals and the students practice taking notes on their information sheets. What strategy to encourage active involvement is Ms. Allen using in her class? a. Preview / Review b. Visual scaffolding c. KWL and Data Charts.
23. ___________________measure learners’ ability within a classroom lesson, unit, or even total curriculum. a. Proficiency tests b. Achievement tests c. Diagnostic tests.
24. Analyze the following case: Mr. Castle’s kindergarten students know exactly what to expect when he starts singing, “Time to clean up.” They immediately begin to put their materials away. They seem to shift into high gear when they see their teacher pick up a book and go to sit in the rocking chair. They all know its story time. They quickly clean up and go sit on their carpet. They love to hear Mr. Castle read stories. What strategy is Mr. Castle using in his class? a. Manipulatives strategies. b. Visual scaffolding c. Predictable routines and signals.
25. Read the following statements and choose the option that is a potential research problem a. Students find critical thinking activities more appealing. b. Students feel motivated when using innovative applications in their devices. c. Students feel frustrated when teachers use traditional methods.
26. One of the advantages of a _______used for sequencing content is that it provides easily monitored recycling of material. a. Matrix model b. Linear model c. spiral model.
27. If a test contains natural language, meaningful and relevant topics and contextualized items that replicate real- world tasks, we say that this test is ________. a. authentic b. reliable c. valid.
28. Select the questions that you will use if you are focusing on needs about genres and discourse types as well as sociolinguistic skills. a. What will the language be used to do? / What language uses is the learner already familiar with? b. Are the learners happy with the course?/ What content matter will the learner be working with? c. What activities will I get the learners to do today?/ Should learners be doing homework?.
29. The results of a needs analysis will generally consist of information taken from several different sources and summarized in the form of ranked list of different kinds like: a. Lists of perceived difficulties with different aspects of linguistic use. b. Lists of the most frequent words and expressions learners need to know c. Lists of principles for organizing and sequencing language content.
30. Which strategy uses this example: To show a cup while saying: this is a cup, we use it for keeping liquid. a. Manipulative strategies b. Multiple intelligences strategies c. Modeled Talk.
31. ___________________play a significant role in EFL teaching and learning since they provide useful ready-made material to both teachers and students. a. Course books b. Standards and principles c. Curriculum and materials.
32. This term is intended to denote a context in which a teacher interviews a student for a designated assessment purpose. We call it as: a. A conversation b. An interview c. A dialogue.
33. Choose the option that best completes the following statement: _________is a completed study that reports an investigation or exploration of a problem, identifies questions to be addressed, includes the collection and analysis of data, and advances an interpretation of the data. a. Research report b. Portfolio c. Investigation.
34. Complete: “The importance of knowing how to ___________lies on the fact that this is the main step to start a successful process of investigation” a. Define a research problem b. Convey reflections c. Validate information.
35. Informal assessment __________________. a. is nonjudgmental and ultimate decisions about students’ performance are not made. Here performance is elicited without recording results. b. constitutes a set of procedures constructed to give the teacher and student an appraisal of student achievement. c. measures what a student has learned by looking back and taking stock of how well that student has accomplished objectives.
36. Which of the following statements is a correct definition of strategy? a. A strategy is a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a very specific aim. b. A strategy generally involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to accomplish the actions. c. A strategy is a careful plan or method for achieving a general goal usually over a short period of time.
37. The steps to be followed by the teacher to apply the Cooperative Learning strategy are: ____________________. a. Provide a team-building activity as warm-up; 2) Give the team members cards that identify their assigned roles and list clear description on their duties; 3) Give each team a task to complete and remind each member of the roles they are expected to serve to assist the others in completing the task; 4) Intervene to ensure full participation; 5) Provide an opportunity for the groups to report back to the class at the end of the assigned time. b. Provide an opportunity for the groups to report back to the class at the end of the assigned time; 2) give the team members cards that identify their assigned roles and list clear description on their duties; 3) Intervene to ensure full participation; 4) Provide a team-building activity as warm-up; 5) give each team a task to complete and remind each member of the roles they are expected to serve to assist the others in completing the task. c. Intervene to ensure full participation; 2) give each team a task to complete and remind each member of the roles they are expected to serve to assist the others in completing the task; 3) provide an opportunity for the groups to report back to the class at the end of the assigned time. 4) give the team members cards that identify their assigned roles and list clear description on their duties; 5) Provide a team-building activity as warm-up.
38. During __________________, teachers monitor student reading processes and check that texts are within students’ grasps, allowing students to assemble their newly acquired skills into a smooth, integrated reading system. a. Guided reading b. Repetition and innovation c. Read, Pair, Share.
39. Select the questions that you will use if you are focusing on needs about genres and discourse types as well as sociolinguistic skills. a. What will the language be used to do? / What language uses is the learner already familiar with? b. Are the learners happy with the course?/ What content matter will the learner be working with? c. What activities will I get the learners to do today?/ Should learners be doing homework?.
40. Materials need to have ________which suit the students and their needs since some of them are appropriate for a particular class but not for other. a. an appropriate and consistent design b. an underlying instructional philosophy, approach, method and technique c. a textbook, a workbook, pictures, CDs, videos, handouts, white board among others.
41. Decide which of the following statements correctly works as the general statement of an introductory paragraph. a. This essay will argue that it is possible for today's developing countries to industrialize without serious environmental compromises, but only if developed countries are willing to provide financial and political assistance. b. The need to limit human impact on the environment and to avert catastrophic environmental change is unquestionably the most significant long-term challenge facing policymakers today. c. Data suggests that the industrialized nations are in fact making considerable progress in reducing their levels of pollution and other environmental damage; however, developing countries such as China and India are industrializing rapidly, and it is widely believed that this industrialization is likely to have significantly negative environmental effects.
42. Decide whether these statements are examples of introductory paragraphs, body paragraphs, or concluding paragraphs. The main reason for people being unhappy with censorship in any form comes from their mistaken belief that an individual's private actions have no effect on others A related reason for dissatisfaction with censorship appears to be a false notion of the idea of freedom of expression of ideas. a. Introductory paragraphs b. Body paragraphs c. Concluding paragraphs.
43. Select the correct statement to identify how to use “what is it? " activity. a. It involves using listening and often questioning to fill a matrix with information. b. The teacher prepares general knowledge questions, questions, incomplete statements, or true/false statements that the learners will hear and try to complete. c. The teacher describes something or someone, and the learners have to decide what is being described.
44. One of the specific characteristics of Qualitative Research is that __________________. a. we need to develop a deep understanding of the central phenomenon. b. we analyze trends, compare groups, or relate variables using statistical analysis. c. we will include a substantial amount of information in the Literature Review.
45. If test measures what it proposes to measure and offers meaningful information about a student´s ability, so this test is: a. Practical b. Valid c. Accountable.
46. Read the example below and identify the option that contains the strategy that is applied by the teacher: In an English course the students wait excitedly the end of a unit because they know that at that time -after finishing the unit- the teacher takes them outside the classroom to practice what they have learnt. When that moment comes, before going out, the students take their notebook and follow the teacher to the place he/she has chosen to go. a. The teacher has established the predictable routines and signals strategy in which students react without any detailed guidance. b. The teacher uses the activates background knowledge strategy to relate previous knowledge to the new class. c. The teacher applies the small groups strategy and give clear instructions to involve all learners in the activity.
47. Within the Extensive Reading tasks, a teacher may ask the students to ______________. a. find all phrasal verbs used in a text b. write a short summary of each paragraph of reading c. find and circle/underline all irregular verbs.
48. Which one of the following options corresponds to informal assessment? Informal assessment _______________________. a. is virtually always nonjudgmental, in that you as a teacher are not making ultimate decisions about the student’s performance; you are simply trying to be a good coach. b. implies the use of tests that are usually time-constrained and draw on a limited sample of behavior. c. involves evaluation through the use of final exams in a course that aim to measure or summarize what a student has grasped.
49. Select the option that encloses the main variables involved in language learning which must be primarily taken into account in the process of EFL curriculum development and syllabus design: a. the learning outcomes, the social and contextual constrains b. the environment analysis, the learners’ needs, and the four language skills. c. the teacher, the learners, and the role of instructional materials.
50. A teacher should know what to teach a beginner group and to be sure that the input can be understand through… a. Simple group activities where learners listen. b. The use of visual aids and contextual support for new language including pictures, gestures, mime, objects, and experiences out of class c. The activities where all the language items are with their previous experience.