FREE FELE Leadership for Student Learning Questions and Answers

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At a professional development session, several departments said they were adding lessons and activities to their course content each year. They shared that they were overwhelmed by the volume of information that needed to be covered and the number of required assessments. What professional development session would support teachers in evaluating content choices that will minimize these concerns?

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Explanation:
Backward planning promotes teachers scaffolding their lessons based on the identified learning standard and requires that assessments mirror these activities. An aligned, intentional curriculum will eliminate the large amount of unnecessary materials.

A middle school principal is worried that the curriculum does not represent the school's diverse student demographic. He understands that students are more invested in learning when they make connections to the curriculum. What is the best action the principal can encourage teachers to take to recognize cultural diversity in their lessons?

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Explanation:
Cultural diversity can be incorporated by finding materials, activities, and historical and cultural figures that reflect the students in the classroom. When students see themselves in the curriculum, they are more engaged and invested in learning.

A middle school principal notices that teachers are having a difficult time determining what data to collect and how to analyze the information in order to make the greatest impact on instruction. In an effort to develop a culture of data-driven decision-making, the principal created monthly data digs. What is the best approach to these data-informed instructional sessions?

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Explanation:
When working with novice building data teams, it is best to begin with the students that team members currently have in the classroom and evaluate data by discipline based on classroom or state standards-based tests. This is more effective when done on a regular and consistent basis and connected to student learning goals.

What instructional strategy is least effective in creating a culturally responsive school supportive of diverse populations?

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Explanation:
The translation of materials for parents is a service that will open communication with families and promote a positive school climate, but it is not considered an instructional strategy.

An Orlando middle school has a building goal to "create a climate for learning." The administrative team will work with staff to define high expectations for students and staff, but they plan to begin by sharing what that looks like for administrators first. What two key concepts best define the role of administrators?

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Explanation:
The administrator's role is to communicate the vision of high expectations by using a variety of modes of communication and implementing data-driven planning. They should consistently use data to evaluate issues and measure success.

Which of the following approaches is least effective in meeting the district goal of supporting family cultural needs and remaining sensitive to the many different cultures represented in the schools?

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Explanation:
Family engagement nights may be somewhat helpful in meeting the cultural needs of diverse families and learners, but since these nights only reach those in attendance and those who understand the language, other actions will have a stronger effect.

The high school foreign language department would like to take a more detailed look at individual test items on their department unit exams in order to assess the quality of those items and of the test as a whole. What process would aid this team in their evaluation?

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Explanation:
An item analysis would assist this team in looking at individual questions and the corresponding student responses to determine issues with items such as validity and difficulty. Item analysis is helpful in determining if the test is measuring what is being taught.

Dr. Beck has guided his middle school teachers through vertical alignment for the past three years. Which of the following components could he add to make the work more beneficial for teachers and students?

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Explanation:
This expansion of the vertical alignment work will benefit students past the eighth grade and prepare them for the transition to high school.

The principal received several contacts from parents about their children doing poorly on their math tests. The low test scores result in low-class grades, and the parents do not believe their children are learning. This issue seems to be isolated to one particular classroom. What approach can the principal suggest to the teacher that is in accordance with the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs)?

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Explanation:
According to the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs), "The effective educator uses assessment to drive instruction." The instructor should analyze and apply data from homework and multiple assessments to drive the planning for classroom instruction and additional student support.

When evaluating a teacher during a young adult novel discussion, the principal notices the teacher missed several opportunities to support students' diverse backgrounds through characters and setting development. The teacher also did not address questions that could have allowed students to share their individual experiences and culture. Based on the principal's observation, which of the six Educator Accomplished Practices is the principal least likely to identify as an area that requires additional of focus?

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Explanation:
Based on the teacher's selection of a text that represents diverse backgrounds, there is no evidence that the teacher is intentionally failing to respect student differences. The scenario does not contain evidence of irresponsible or unethical conduct.

Because of an unusually high number of retirements in the math department, the high school principal has had to replace almost 50% of her experienced upper-level math instructors with relatively inexperienced teachers. What is the best approach to supporting this new cadre of teachers?

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Explanation:
A mentoring program provides new teachers with direct contact with other professionals for ongoing support. This relationship tends to foster open communication and sharing of additional resources.

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