Pillar Survey
PAT Exams
NCLB Act
Multiple Sources
Hodgepodge
100

This is how many years of results are used to evaluate a measure...

a. two

b. four

c. twenty

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - four years?

100

Each school board in Alberta sets these for provincial standardized tests and then evaluates them to identify areas of need to improve learning...

a. expectations
b. targets
c. timelines

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - targets?

100

Schools that remained under the category of “in need of improvement” can face government mandated...

a. sanctions
b. prison time
c. support

What is multiple choice answer 'a' - sanctions?



100

This is not an argument in favor of using multiple measures for evidence...

a. improve equity in assessment
b. cheaper and easier to administer
c. individual students have more opportunities to show competence

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - cheaper and easier to administer?



100

The national symbol of Australia contains the Golden Wattle, the kangaroo and the....

a. snake
b. koala
c. emu

What is multiple choice answer 'c' - Emu?

200

Each measure within the set of Accountability Pillar measures is evaluated on two bases: ____________ and _____________.


a. achievement and improvement        

b. safe, caring schools and dropout rates

c. P.A.T. scores and report card data

What is multiple choice answer 'a' - achievement and improvement?

200

Provincial achievement tests are administered annually to all Alberta students in…


a. kindergarten, 6, and 9
b. grade 4, 8, and 12
c. grades 6 and 9

What is multiple choice answer 'c' - grades 6 and 9?

200

Ranked the lowest indicator by both teachers and administrators but still considered a “prominent” indicator in the No Child Left Behind Act

a. intelligence of state leadership
b. teacher developed assessments
c. promotion, retention, and dropouts

What is multiple choice answer 'c' - promotion, retention, and dropouts?

200

The most likely to value teacher observations as a measure of evidence is...

a. teachers
b. administrators
c. grade nine students

What is multiple choice answer 'a' - teachers?

200

This animal was given official status as an emblem of Canada when a symbol of the sovereignty

a. moose
b. beaver
c. squirrel

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - beaver?

300

The Accountability Pillar measures are organized into seven categories which reflect dimensions of education of importance to parents and the public. This is NOT one of the measures...

a. safe and caring schools
b. student learning opportunities
c. quality of lunch provided by the school

What is multiple choice answer 'c' - quality of lunch provided by the school?

300

Schools are responsible for sharing preliminary PAT results with...

a. custodian
b. parents and guardians
c. classroom peers

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - parents and guardians?



300

The main goal of the No Child Left Behind Act was to...
a. improved student enrolment in post-secondary institutions
b. link federally funded dollars to researched based data
c. identify socio-economic barriers so the government can ignore them

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - link federally funded dollars to researched based data?

300

A problem in terms of timing and turn-around of large scale assessments...
a. results are released in a new school year and students have been assigned to a different teacher
b. students have a hard time working in the hot weather.
c. changes in test calibration can impact school achievement dramatically. 

What is multiple choice answer 'a' - results are released in a new school year and students have been assigned to a different teacher?



300

The national sport of Australia is..


a. rugby
b. tennis
c. cricket

What is multiple choice answer 'c' - cricket?



400

Respondents to the Accountability Pillar survey include all teachers in K-12 schools and all students in Grades ____, _______and _______and their parents are included in the surveys.

a. grades 2, 5 and 8              
b. grades 4, 7 and 10                      
c. grades K, 1 and 2

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - grades 4, 7 and 10?

400

Grade 9 achievement tests are based on…

a. knowledge and employability
b. traditions and culture
c. strengths and assets

What is multiple choice answer 'a' - knowledge and employability?



400

In a rare act of bipartisanship, when did the United States Congress pass the No Child Left Behind Act?

a. 1911
b. 2001
c. 2010

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - 2001?



400

The highest ranked source of evidence for both teachers and administrators was…

a. portfolios of student work
b. homework
c. teacher developed assessment

What is multiple choice answer 'a' - portfolios of student work?



400

Canada's national sports are..


a. soccer (summer sport) and curling (winter sport)
b. fishing (summer sport) and ice fishing (winter sport)
c.  lacrosse (summer sport) and hockey (winter sport)

What is multiple choice answer 'c' - lacrosse (summer sport) and hockey (winter sport)?



500

The results and evaluations of Accountability Pillar measures provide information on school authority performance and trends over time. School authorities have responsibility for....

a. understanding the results and working with their schools to determine how best to bring about improvement
b. sharing results with stakeholders and determining next steps
c. comparing the results of their school board with other boards in the province

What is multiple choice answer 'a' - understanding the results and working with their schools to determine how best to bring about improvement?



500

Multiyear results are shared by…

a. gender and ethnic background
b. provincial level, school authority, and schools
c. income and status

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - provincial level, school authority, and schools?

500

Policy makers are attracted to “large scale assessments'' like the ones used in the NCLB legislation because they are...

a. inexpensive, externally mandated, and highly visible
b. timely, free of bias, and effective
c. from Finland

What is multiple choice answer 'a' - inexpensive, externally mandated, and highly visible?



500

The reason administrators trust standardized assessment more than teachers do…

a. there are discrepancies between standardized tests and report card grades
b. administrators think that large-scale testing is more objective and clear
c. feeding scantron answer sheets through the machine is very satisfying

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - administrators think that large-scale testing is more objective and clear?

500

Canada recently changed their national anthem in switching the words...

a. "O Canada" to "Eh Canada"
b. "thy sons command" to "of us command"
c. "home native" to "village native"

What is multiple choice answer 'b' - "thy sons command" to "of us command"?

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