Assessment In Early Childhood Education 7th Edition By Sue C. – Test Bank
COMMUNICATING WITH FAMILIES
Suggested Assessment Activities
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe actions that teachers can take to establish and maintain a partnership with parents.
2. How does a student profile facilitate reporting and discussing student programs with parents?
3. Explain several steps a teacher can take to ensure that a parent-teacher conference is productive.
True and False
1. Family and professional partnerships should be based on what the teacher feels is most appropriate for the child.
2. Family and professional partnerships should be built on the strengths of the family.
3. Trust is the keystone of successful family and professional partnerships.
4. Many national standards develop by professional associations emphasize family partnerships.
5. Communication with families should take place at the convenience of professionals since they have very busy schedules.
6. IDEA 2004 does not include parents in decisions about their child’s special education.
7. A three-way conference includes parents, teachers, and administrators.
8. It is important to take into account the cultural practices of families when making assessment decisions.
1. In what ways do children benefit from strong parent-teacher relationships?
A. They trust the teacher.
B. They learn how to conduct social relationships.
C. They understand body language, tone of voice, and all the nuances of body language.
D. All the above
2. IDEA requires that families be involved in which of the following school practices regarding their child?
A. Assessment and decision-making
B. All types of assessment and decision-making, except performance ssessment
C. Lesson planning and reporting progress to the state
D. All types of assessment, except portfolio assessment
3. Which of the following statements best reflects this chapter’s discussion about conferences?
A. Students should not participate in a parent-teacher conference because of privacy laws.
B. The advantage of a three-way conference is that the student can participate in setting learning goals.
C. The advantage of parent-teacher conference is that assessment information is confidential.
D. A profile of progress based on portfolio results should be the focus of a parent-teacher conference.
4. All of the following are guidelines the teacher uses when conducting a parent conference with the child present, except
A. Helping parents interpret evaluation information accurately.
B. Soliciting parental and child input for assessment and planning for the child.
C. Soliciting feedback on standardized test validity.
D. Helping parents understand evaluation information.
5. Which of the following are important aspects of asking parents for input on assessment and planning?
A. Teachers should ask for input if parents do not voluntarily make suggestions.
B. Teacher and parent should discuss what parents can do to help the child at home.
C. The parent’s input is more important than the child’s input about assessment and planning.
D. A & B